Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

~~  Due to federal, state and University of Pittsburgh restrictions the advising office is closed to in-person traffic.  Advising office staff is available by email and will continue to provide advising services remotely throughout the spring term.  Please email your specific psychology advisor or the general email psyadvis@pitt.edu with questions.  You may also make use of virtual drop-in advising at https://psychology.pitt.edu/drop-virtual-advising. ~~

 

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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Important University Dates - Academic Year 2020/2021 

Note:  Spring Term 2021 date changes as of September 30, 2020

 

8/19/2020           Fall Term enrollment period ends for all students

8/19/2020           Fall Term classes begin remotely              

8/19/2020           Fall term classes continue in-person where appropriate

9/4/2020             Fall Term add/drop period ends (no extended drop period this semester)

9/7/2020             Labor Day (University open, classes in session)

9/16/2020           Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to the Dean's Office

9/25/2020           Family Weekend              

10/14/2020         Student Self-Care Day (no classes)           

10/20/2020         Fall Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office    

10/20/2020         Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline

10/23/2020         Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)

10/26/2020         Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)       

11/7/2020           Spring Term open enrollment period begins     

11/20/2020         Fall Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes            

11/23/2020         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, In-Person Finals only      

11/25/2020         Thanksgiving Recess for students (no classes), all schools

11/30/2020         CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet remotely during this period; final exams held last scheduled class

11/30/2020         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, Remote Finals only

12/5/2020           Last Day of the Undergraduate Fall Term

12/6/2020           Winter Recess for students (no classes), all schools

12/12/2020         Fall Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Fall Term

12/17/2020         Late Withdrawal request deadline for all December 2020 graduating seniors

1/9/2021             Residence halls open

1/18/2021           Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday observance (University closed)

1/19/2021           Spring Term classes begin            

1/19/2021           Spring Term enrollment period ends for all students

2/3/2021             Late Withdrawal deadline for all students for Fall Term 2020 courses

2/5/2021             Spring Term add/drop period ends          

2/12/2021           Summer Term open enrollment begins (Veteran Students)          

2/15/2021           Summer Term open enrollment begins (Non-Veteran Students)

2/16/2021           Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to Dean's Office (S/NC)

2/23/2021           Student self-care day (no classes)

3/19/2021           Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)      

3/19/2021           Final Exam Conflict Form submission deadline     

3/22/2021           Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)            

3/24/2021           Student self-care day (no classes)

3/26/2021           Spring Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office

4/3/2021             Fall Term open enrollment period begins             

4/23/2021           Spring Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes       

4/24/2021           CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet during this period; final exams held during last scheduled class        

4/26/2021           Final examination period for undergraduate day classes

5/1/2021             Spring Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Spring Term

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Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendars
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Calendar

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Directed Research Undergraduate Survey - New Posting
  • Departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
  • PSI CHI International Honors Association Application Available - Deadline Extended to February 26, 2021
  • Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ and Student Success Resources 
  • Advanced Directed Research Course (ADRC) PSY 1064
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 
  • What kind of job can I get with a psychology degree?

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Emergency Funds Available for Students - New Posting
  • Diversity with DEM (Delta Epsilon Mu - professional pre-health co-ed fraternity) - New Posting
  • Pittsburgh Coalition of Pre-Health Summit - New Posting
  • New Class, SHRS 1001 Case Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, Submissions Open 
  • Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club
  • Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Brochure 
  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh 
  • Sustainability Survey 
  • Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor 
  • Study Lab Resources 
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 
  • Student Loan Repayment Information 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • 60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students 
  • Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA) 
  • UHC National Scholarship 
  • Undergraduate Awards 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship - New Posting
  • Paid Student Researcher Position, University of Pittsburgh - New Posting
  • 2021 Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions - New Posting
  • Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship, College of Staten Island - New Posting
  • Participate in Research Study, the social sources of our sexual values 
  • Summer Internship, Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Summer Clinical Research Opportunity Research NSF Experience for Undergraduates, Ohio University 
  • Black Women in Academia (BWA): Supporting, Healing, Empowering Study Opportunity
  • Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum, Institute of Politics 
  • Fall 2021 Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar, Institute of Politics
  • Summer 2021 Institute of Politcs Policy Internship and Elsie Civic Engagement Internship
  • 2021-22 Elsie Scholars Program
  • U.S. Army Healthcare Winter Newsletter 
  • Summer Internship Opportunity, UC Berkeley 
  • Research Study @ Home Paid Participation 
  • The Harvard Moral Psychology Research Lab Summer Research Internship 
  • Student Volunteer Opportunity 
  • 24th Annual Laurel Highlands Virtual Undergraduate Psychology Conference 
  • Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 
  • Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University
  • Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions, Florida International University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • RISE Summer Undergraduate Internship, Rutgers University 
  • Survey Option, Joint Study w/ Concordia's Psychology and Philosophy Departments 
  • 2020 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship
  • Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL)
  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition 
  • Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab Professional Development Workshops 
  • APA Psychology Student Network
  • Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University - New Posting
  • School Psychology, Rider University 
  • Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education, University of Virginia 
  • MEd Child Studies, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
  • PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
  • Getting into Psych Grad School:  A Panel for BIPOC Students, recording
  • PhD and MA Psychology, Brandeis University
  • Human Development and Family Science, Penn State 
  • MS in Quantitative Economics, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD Studentship in the Educational Psychology Program, University of Alabama College of Education 
  • PhD Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University 
  • Virtual Fall Visitation Events, Heinze College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • PhD Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University 
  • Developmental Science, UMass Amherst 
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs 
  • New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine
  • New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh 
  • M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University 
  • Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
  • Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 
  • Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware - New Posting
  • Maggie's Place AmeriCorps - New Posting
  • Child Care Policy Research Analyst
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin 
  • Hope Service Year Program Employment Opportunity
  • Two Postgraduate Associate Position, Yale University School of Medicine 
  • The HiringPittsburgh Virtual Hiring Fair
  • Laboratory Assistant, Coston College 
  • Full-time Lab Manager, UCLA 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Boston College 
  • Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, The Music Lab, Harvard University
  • Post-Baccalaureate Research Positions, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Apply for the Ascend Teaching Innovation (ATI) Fellowship 
  • Full-time Research Assistant Position at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research 
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine 
  • The Woodlands Summer Jobs 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park 
  • Full-time Research Assistant/Study Coordinator 
  • 8-10 Full-time Research Assistants or Coordinators 
  • Laboratory Coordinator, University of Maryland 
  • Full-time Junior Lab Associate, New York University 
  • 2 Professional Research Positions, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, Collection of employment and post-bac opportunities 
  • Lab Coordinator, The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) at Northeastern University
  • Full-time Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Full-time Research Coordinator, Harvard University 
  • Two Full-time Research Coordinators, Arizona Canine Cognition Center and Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates
  • Peace Corps Applications 
  • Community Partners Job Listings
  • Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 
  • PennEnvironment is Hiring 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Directed Research Undergraduate Survey New Posting

The Undergraduate Student Representatives of the UEC (Undergraduate Education Committee for Pitt’s Psychology Program) are looking for feedback and input from students who have previously or are currently involved in Directed Research. This brief anonymous survey will allow students to openly and honestly share their experience so that the undergraduate student representatives can share this information with the faculty on the committee to make adjustments and improve the experience for students.  

https://forms.gle/U4juMQw4CJGAgoZq7 

 

Departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts 

The Psychology department recognizes the importance of diversity and equity in creating an academically rich and inclusive environment for our students. Here are some of the efforts within the department to improve our climate and ensure that every student feels welcomed and has access to the resources they need to succeed at Pitt and beyond.

Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community (PEIC):

  • PEIC includes faculty, students, and staff in the psychology department with the aim of increasing equal representation, pride, inclusivity, community, and engagement for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups within the field of psychology.
  • PEIC Undergraduate Efforts Subcommittee: The goals of this subcommittee are to increase equity and feelings of inclusion and belonging for psychology students from underrepresented groups and to help these students learn about research and graduate opportunities in psychology. This subcommittee includes undergraduate representatives to help guide efforts and enhance communication with undergraduate students.
  • Current PEIC Undergraduate Efforts Subcommittee projects:
    •  Panel with undergraduate directed research students on how and why to get involved with research in the psychology department
    • Events with graduate students to learn more about things like applying to graduate school, taking a gap year, and training programs available for undergraduate students of color.

Curriculum:

  • Psychology courses with a specific focus on diversity and equity: Psychology of Racism, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of Women+, Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality, and Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Faculty are encouraged to create an inclusive classroom environment for all of their courses. To help with this effort, an outside consultant will conduct a series of anti-racist teaching pedagogy workshops with faculty.

Faculty Diversity:

  • All faculty searches must follow established guidelines for increasing the diversity of job applicants and evaluating candidates on their contributions to enhancing a climate of diversity and inclusion within the department.

Stay tuned for announcements and updates on our ongoing efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in our department!

 

PSI CHI International Honors Association Application Available - Deadline Extended to February 26, 2021

Psi Chi is a large, prestigious, and well-recognized organization in the field of psychology. Its mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Many of the most influential figures in the field have ties to Psi Chi. Aside from the instant recognition you will receive from joining, you will also have many opportunities to become active in the field and develop skills valued by admissions committees and employers. Psi Chi elects new Pitt chapter officers each year, creating exciting leadership opportunities as well.  https://psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/student-resources/psi-chi-nati...

How to Apply:

  • Go to www.psichi.org 
  • Select “Join” (in the upper right corner) and complete the online application
  • Application deadline for Spring 2021 Induction -  Friday, February 12, 2021.  Deadline Extended to Feburary 26, 2021

 

Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ and Student Success Resources 

With all of the uncertainty of this academic year the Psychology Advising Office continues to search for and update our website with up-to-date academic information, academic and social resources, as well as changes to dates, deadlines and policies.  While many of these are listed at least briefly in the Weekly Announcements, you can also find them throughout our website.  Please be sure to review the following links as needed.

Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ

Student Success Resources - Academic Year 2020/2021

 

APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

Emergency Funds Available for StudentsNew Posting

CRRSAA allocated $30.6 million to the University of Pittsburgh, of which at least $10.6 million was mandated toward direct support to students. Recognizing the immense financial burden students and their families are facing, the University will be distributing an additional $4.7 million of CRRSAA funds to students above what is federally mandated, for a total of $15.3 million.

Pitt will distribute this funding directly to approximately 15,200 graduate and undergraduate students who, as of February 18, 2021, had a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, demonstrated financial need, met eligibility requirements to receive federal Title IV financial aid and had a federal student aid disbursement for spring 2021.

More information about these grants and what can be expected is found on a dedicated webpage.

 

Diversity with DEM (Delta Epsilon Mu - professional pre-health co-ed fraternity)New Posting

I am reaching out as one of the students under the psychology department to ask if you would be willing to share on this next Weekly Announcements email about my fraternity's free virtual conference on Saturday, Feb 20, from 1-5 pm. I have attached the flyer in this email, but this conference is put on by Delta Epsilon Mu, which is Pitt's professional pre-health co-ed fraternity. It is our fraternity’s belief that the first step in creating change in our healthcare system is to educate ourselves and the community. This event is for students, staff, alumni, healthcare workers and members of the Pittsburgh community and anyone else who is interested. Our conference is designed to incorporate multiple facets of healthcare, in which speakers educate us on the issues surrounding their respective fields. 

Interested people must fill out the interest form to receive the zoom webinar link! Please feel free to share this with any other departments or interested students/faculty as well. Thank you very much! link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSedqpymSNG54CUYqosaZZAh5dqGDB4uhkefiKcBjwKh-qla-w/viewform 

 

Pittsburgh Coalition of Pre-Health SummitNew Posting

Good afternoon! My name is Emily and I am reaching out to you today on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh Coalition of Pre-Health Students. CPHS seeks to unite the Pre-Health Community at Pitt, and serve as a collective voice to further the combined aspirations, efforts, and objectives of all pre-health organizations. This inspired us to organize a Pre-Health Summit event to bring together all of the pre-health students on campus to participate in a conference-style event that emphasizes interprofessionalism and collaboration. 

CPHS would thus like to extend an invitation to all of your interested students to the Fifth Annual 2021 Pre-Health Summit, which will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6th. We ask that you please consider passing the details of this event onto your students, given that many of them are probably planning on getting involved in the Pre-Health field in the future. We believe that the Pre-Health Summit is an amazing opportunity for networking, conferencing, and learning more about the interconnected pre-health community that your students should not miss out on.

This year’s Summit features Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Murawski, a Pittsburgh native involved in orthopedic and rehabilitation research, who was also selected for Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare in 2016. He is a 3rd-year resident at UPMC, thus he will be able to discuss what it is like working in a hospital during a pandemic.

Along with our speaker, Summit will feature a networking fair of 30+ graduate programs from schools across the country. Each student will also be able to select two breakout sessions to attend, featuring interview tips with Tom McKenzie, a Rehabilitation Science Simulation, and more!

As stated above, due to these unprecedented times, we will be holding our Summit virtually this year. Because of this we have waived the cost of tickets. Therefore, admission is free to any and all students!

Registration is required through EventBrite. The link is included below.

If you or your students have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact our Summit Director Kaitlin DiGiovine at kmd180@pitt.edu. We hope that your students will be able to join us in March!

Ticket Link (https://tinyurl.com/prehealthsummit2021)

 

New Class, SHRS 1001 Case Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences New Posting

 

 

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, Submissions Open

The Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review is happy to announce that submissions are now open for the Spring 2021 issue! PUR, sponsored by the University Honors College, is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, undergraduate research journal that focuses on research and creative scholarship being done by students at Pitt. PUR strives to build an integrative community of undergraduate scholars to showcase the work they have done under the mentorship of Pitt faculty. 

We are currently looking for submissions in four categories: research, creative writing, visual arts, and review. The deadline for application submissions is March 21st, 2021 at midnight. For more details, and instructions on how to submit, please visit our website at https://pur.pitt.edu/pur/about/submissions

 

Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club 

My name is Lian and this year, I was able to start a club called Bridge Beyond Pgh. We are committed to assisting those who experience homelessness and housing instability with finding and connecting them to resources they need. This includes, but is not limited to, housing, meals, legal, medical, and educational support. These resources will be different for everyone since people intrinsically have different needs. We recognize that there are numerous pre-existing resources available for this population. However, accessibility remains a significant issue. Our team of volunteers is devoted to connecting these individuals to the resources they are seeking in a holistic, non-judgmental manner. 

If you’re interested in joining, please fill out this interest form! https://forms.gle/Ypokj5SYq6bYoftV6

Everyone is welcome!

Follow us on Instagram and like our FB page for more information on our GBMs!

Facebook: fb.me/bridgebeyondpgh

Instagram: @bridgebeyondpgh

Email: bridgebeyondpgh@gmail.com

 

Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Brochure 

Who to contact if you have been sexually assaulted sexually abused, or raped.

For all University of Pittsburgh Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration

Click here for more information.

 

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh 

Many Psychology majors and minors have completed the REEES certificate, combining their studies in your department with the overlapping and interdisciplinary offerings of our program.

If you wish to learn more about Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Central Asia, please feel free reach out to:  Trevor Erlacher, trevor.erlacher@pitt.edu.

REEES has a wide variety of scholarships, programs, events, and internships to offer Pitt students at all levels and in all disciplines. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. More information about what REEES has to offer undergraduate and graduate students can be found here: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/students/

 

Sustainability Survey 

The following survey is to get a measurement of the recycling habits on campus as well as to gauge the interest of the student body on some new technology to help collect recyclables.  My group's goal is to reduce waste on campus by reducing the use of red solo cups and increasing education regarding recycling.  We also hope to introduce the idea of having a Reverse Vending Machine on campus.  We would really appreciate your input regarding these issues so we can create the most effective plan in implementing these changes!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdShTil17Z0d_9ujcmEmIxjQKNJ-gsT...

On-Campus Waste Survey

A voluntary survey to research on-campus recycling and waste practices. This survey takes about 1-2 minutes.

docs.google.com

 

Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor 

Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.

 

Study Lab Resources 

Study Lab has updated their offerings for fall term via virtual learning.  Details can be found on their website:  https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/study-lab

 

Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 

The Global Studies Center at Pitt is offering an undergraduate certificate in global health. This timely 18 credit certificate in designed for students wanting to get equipped with the analytical tools and professional skills necessary to address our world’s most compelling health issues. Students explore the transnational processes underpinning the global burden of disease and the social determinants of health, as well as related inequalities in access to high-quality medical care. Students are able to tailor a unique program of study based on their academic, personal and career interests, including 18 credits of coursework and co-curricular experiential engagements.

For more information visit  https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/undergraduate-global-health-certificate
To view certificate courses visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/program-courses

Explore your options with Elaine Linn, the global health certificate advisor. To schedule an appointment:  https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/advising

 

Student Loan Repayment Information 

Private Education Loan Programs

Private Education Loan Programs Students and their families can borrow additional loan funds to assist in financing any gap that may exist between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These private education loans are provided by commercial lenders and are not supported by state or federal financial aid funds. A […]

After Graduation

You have made an investment in your future by borrowing student loans. Be sure to protect your financial future by understanding your options for repayment, the consequences associated with failure to repay your student loan debt, and what to do if you have problems with repayment. Your Lender and Federal Loan Balance The National Student […]

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the right to know: What financial aid programs are available. The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available. How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made. How the student’s financial need is determined. This includes how costs for tuition and […]

Types of Financial Aid

In order to make informed decisions about your financial aid, it’s important to know your options and know the difference between types of financial aid. Grants Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Here are […]

For more information visit:  https://oafa.pitt.edu/?s=loan+repayment

 

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

 

60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students 

"60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students" published by Purdue University Global

This resource shares 60+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/

 

Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA) 

The University Library System (ULS) in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is pleased to offer the Archival Scholar Research Awards (ASRA) opportunity to a diverse community of undergraduate scholars and researchers from the humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.  Since the program’s inception in 2016, ASRA students, who represent a variety of disciplines, interests, and research agendas, have conducted original research using archives, special collections, and primary sources. 

The ASRA program offers the ULS and OUR a positive opportunity to connect with faculty mentors and the ASRA students.  Students assist the ULS with some important collections work that supports both their individual research projects as well as enhancing discoverability of library resources.  For instance, former ASRA students generated detailed information about our holdings of the Black Panther publication, the Elizabeth Nesbitt Children’s collection, and underground newspapers and publications; this information was shared and made available through the ULS LibGuides.  A student assigned to the Frick Fine Arts Library (FFAL) researched how feminist artist books and periodicals address feminist issues and how that culminated in the artistic choices of the artist and authors.  Several students created Tumblr posts to share their research and discussed the major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates related to their work.  A couple of students have compiled annotated bibliographies of archival material to help identify major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates.  

The ULS and OUR look forward to supporting ASRA students in their research and discoveries for years to come!  http://library.pitt.edu/asra 

 

UHC National Scholarships

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

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

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


Want to apply? Meet with a Scholar-Mentor.

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

For more information visit the UHC website.

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

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

 

Undergraduate Awards

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

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques Diversity FellowshipNew Posting

We will be offering an informational webinar regarding the Summer Institute for Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) and Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship on Thursday, March 4, at 1:00PM EST.  Please share this with any undergraduate students that you feel would benefit from this opportunity.

Advance registration is required.  Sign up here:  https://umich.zoom.us/webinar/register/9416134845346/WN_AjYXHqxyQDy6ksvp...

The mission of the Summer Institute is to provide rigorous and high quality training in all phases of survey research. The program teaches state-of-the-art practice and theory in the design, implementation, and analysis of surveys.  Our faculty will host this webinar to detail the 2021 Summer Institute program. Included will be information about course offerings, schedules and special programs. 

2021 Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques Diversity Fellowship

The Summer Institute in Survey Research Techniques (SISRT) is committed to advancing the University’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals. The Diversity Fellowship Program will be offered as part of the 2021 Summer Institute program and will consist of a two-week program (June 14-25, 2021) geared toward upper-level undergraduates from the University of Michigan and other colleges and institutions from around the country.

 

Paid Student Researcher Position, University of PittsburghNew Posting

The Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for a student to help transcribe observations between parents and toddlers to understand how parents support their young children’s acquisition of math concepts. This position provides a great entry into research in psychology and opportunities to explore independent research ideas in the future.

The applicant must have native fluency in English and Spanish and be able to show attention to detail.  Needs to have great organizational skills.

For more information and to apply, visit:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?j...

 

2021 Summer Treatment Program Staff PositionsNew Posting

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2021. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.

By participating in the STP, students will:

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:

https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html

 

Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship, College of Staten IslandNew Posting

College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Child Development Lab Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

The CSI Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Sarah Berger, is now accepting applications for our NSF-funded 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

The goal of this internship is to promote research experience for undergraduates from groups typically under-represented in the sciences. Students will work on a project examining the impact of sleep on learning in infancy, the relation between sleep and motor development, or the interaction between motor and cognitive development in infancy. Interns will work closely with Dr. Sarah Berger and will collaborate with graduate and other undergraduate students to receive hands-on research experience working directly with families. This internship will be fully remote.

This is a paid internship running June 1 - Aug 5. Students work 4 days/week and can receive up to a $3000 stipend. Applicants should be current undergraduates who are interested in developmental science, cognitive or motor development, or sleep and who intend to pursue graduate training in these or similar areas. 

Learn more about the lab here:  https://csichildlab.wixsite.com/csichildlab

and fill out an application here by March 12:  https://csichildlab.wixsite.com/csichildlab/researchopps

 

Participate in Research Study, the social sources of our sexual values

 

Summer Internship, Boston Children's Hospital 

The Faja Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is seeking motivated undergraduate students for a summer internship opportunity.
Responsibilities will include assisting in study visits, collecting electronic surveys from parents, data entry and scoring, and data coding. Some student interns will have the opportunity to learn about electrophysiological data processing. Our lab conducts clinical and cognitive assessments for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Summer interns participate in didactics on research methodology and attend seminars on topics such as professional development and atypical child development. The internship is unpaid, but many students are able to access funding through their home institution.


Requirements:
Currently enrolled in a college/undergraduate university setting and majoring in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or related field, as well as a part- or full- time summer commitment, with potential for continuing part in the fall

  • Availability for flexible scheduling including evenings and weekends to facilitate visits
  • Previous experience with children
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of PC and Mac operating systems
  • High level of motivation; ability to work independently and as part of a team; excellent communication, organization, and attention to detail
  • Preferred experience includes:
  • Knowledge of psychophysiological/electrophysiological recording and/or eye-tracking measures
  • Previous experience with autism spectrum disorder
  • Previous experience working in a research setting
  • Experience with data entry and management
  • Knowledge of basic statistics software and basic experimental presentation and collection software

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, CV/Resume and complete an application here.
Applications are due by March 1, 2021 and will be reviewed by mid-March.
Candidates being considered for this position will be asked to provide 2-3 references. For further information please contact fajalab@childrens.harvard.edu.

 

Summer Clinical Research Opportunity Research NSF Experience for Undergraduates, Ohio University

Dr. Fran Wymbs and colleagues are excited to share that they have received renewal funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for the next 3 years. Their REU will provide summer funding to 9 scholars to engage in intensive clinical research at Ohio University for 8 weeks. 

If necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021 will operate virtually. The REU 2020 was offered virtually and was successful. The summers previous to that were offered on the Ohio University Campus. 

To date, we have had cohorts of 9 and 8 students, from across the country and Puerto Rico. Students conducted independent research projects, have presented or are preparing to present their projects at national conferences, and some are preparing their projects for peer-review publications. To date, ten students have published their projects or have submitted their projects for peer review, and two students are first-author. 

The goal of this REU program is to provide undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on experience focused on gaining clinical research skills for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (SEB). Students are trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, and trained on how to design and conduct research studies on treatment-related issues for children with SEB. Students are also trained in the ethical conduct of research. 

Students are mentored by full-time, Ph.D.- level faculty members who have strong programs of research. Faculty members’ expertise includes services for children and adolescents with SEBs, parent-related stress and engagement in services for children’s SEB, factors impacting school services for SEB, decision-making for SEB services among parents, providers, teachers, and children, integrated primary care for children and families with SEB living in rural or underserved settings, care for youth and families affected by opioid use, health disparities research, and assessments and screenings for young children at risk for SEB. 

The REU site will include participation of students from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds (i.e., rural, first-generation, ethnic or cultural minority, women), we have an opportunity to potentially assist the career trajectories of these students, including enriching their graduate school prospects, career paths, and career options. Additionally, some students who will participate in the REU may come from a field related to psychology, such as education or social work, where they may have had less exposure to working on clinical research projects. 

Please contact Fran Wymbs at wymbsf@ohio.edu for more information. Other Faculty Mentors: • Darcey Allan, Ph.D. • Steven W. Evans, Ph.D. • Dawn Graham, Ph.D. • Berkeley Franz, Ph.D. • Julie Owens, Ph.D. • Brian Wymbs, Ph.D. Full details at: https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/med-education/pre-med-education/summer-programs/nsf

 

Black Women in Academia (BWA): Supporting, Healing, Empowering Study Opportunity

 

Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum, Institute of Politics 

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • NEVER A SPECTATOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FORUM - ADVOCACY, ACTIVISM, AND ACTION

March 11, 4:30 to 6:30 pm à Pitt graduate and undergraduate students participate in small group discussions and share their priorities with advocates, activists, leaders, and changemakers on March 11. This year’s event will champion advocates and activists of every kind as mentors and host keynote speaker and two-time Emmy Award winner, Emmai Alaquiva, to share how the arts have inspired social change. Mentors are announced here.

Undergrad and Grad Students Register Now → http://bit.ly/register-nas-27 

 

Fall 2021 Institute of Politics Internship and Seminar, Institute of Politics

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • FALL 2021 INSTITUTE OF POLITICS INTERNSHIP AND SEMINAR (Elected Official Internship)

Intern with an elected official at the federal, state, or local level and learn more about the historical, economic, and social background of Western PA politics through a weekly seminar taught by government affairs professionals. Participating students earn 4 credits from the political science or public service departments. See past placements and learn more.

             Undergrads Apply by March 1 à elsiehillmanforum.pitt.edu/IOPInternsAPPLY

 

Summer 2021 Institute of Politcs Policy Internship and Elsie Civic Engagement Internship 

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • SUMMER 2021 INSTITUTE OF POLITICS POLICY INTERNSHIP AND ELSIE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Intern with the Pitt Institute of Politics and learn more about policy research and civic engagement programming. There are two IOP Policy Internships and one Elsie Civic Engagement Internship open for the Summer 2021 term. This highly selective internship provides $15/hour and the opportunity to connect with the IOP regional policy and engagement work.

Undergrad and Grad Students Apply by April 1 → Elsie Civic Engagement Internship Job Posting and the IOP Policy Internship Job Posting


2021-22 Elsie Scholars Program

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • 2021-22 ELSIE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Undergraduates work with a local nonprofit organization that addresses a social issue that they are passionate about as Elsie Scholars. They work with their organization on an academic yearlong project that adds value to the organization, the community, and the student’s learning experience. This highly competitive program provides $15/hour and an opportunity for students to effect positive change within an organization. See past placements and learn more.

 

U.S. Army Healthcare Winter Newsletter 

Interested in entering the U.S. Army?  See this newsletter for U.S. Army Healthcare information.  

 

Summer Internship Opportunity, UC Berkeley

The Gopnik Cognitive Development and Learning Lab at UC Berkeley is now accepting applications for our summer research assistant internship. Interns will gain experience working on multiple projects at all stages of the research process.

The 8-week internship will be from June 1st-July 23rd. Interns will be expected to work ~30 hours/week. This internship may be remote, in-person, or a combination of the two depending on public health conditions. Interns will be offered a $3,000 stipend.

Research interns will work with graduate students and the lab manager on multiple ongoing research projects. Interns will be responsible for coding data, recruiting and testing child and/or adult participants, and reading and discussing relevant theoretical and empirical papers. There will be weekly reading groups and lab meetings. Research interns should be comfortable working independently and managing their time effectively.

Prior experience working with children or working in a research lab is beneficial but not required.

Please refer to http://www.gopniklab.berkeley.edu/summer-internship for application instructions. The application deadline is March 1st 9:00 AM PST.

Please direct any questions to Emily Rose Reagan at gopniklabmanager@berkeley.edu.

 

Research Study @ Home Paid Participation 

 

The Harvard Moral Psychology Research Lab Summer Research Internship

The Harvard Moral Psychology Research Lab is now accepting applications from current undergraduates for a summer research intern to work remotely with the lab from June 7 - August 13, 2021. A $2500 stipend is possible. Interns will work with graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and the Principal Investigator Fiery Cushman. The lab conducts research in social cognition with an emphasis on moral judgment and behavior.

The deadline for applications is February 22nd, 2021.

Please see the lab website for information on the internship and how to apply: https://cushmanlab.fas.harvard.edu/opp.php.

Contact the lab manager Kirstan Brodie (kbrodie@g.harvard.edu) with any questions.

 

Student Volunteer Opportunity 

VOLUNTEER RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
BWA: Supporting, Healing, and Empowering is a study designed to understand the University of Pittsburgh’s existing resources and possible gaps in services for Black undergraduate women with experiences of sexual misconduct victimization.
Tasks for student volunteers include a) assisting with a scoping literature review, b) recruiting and scheduling participants, c) conducting individual and group interviews and listening sessions, d) data entry, e) coding qualitative data, and f) data analysis.

 

24th Annual Laurel Highlands Virtual Undergraduate Psychology Conference 

24th Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference to be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, April 17, 2021 hosted by Saint Francis University.

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

For important dates, abstract submission, and conference registration, please see the conference website at  https://tinyurl.com/psychologyvirtualconference. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 1st at midnight and the deadline for registration is Monday, April 12th.

If you have any questions, please email me (sts97@pitt.edu) or Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg (sfgrinberg@francis.edu). I look forward to seeing you at the conference in April.

 

Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2021


At the Music Lab, we study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across all cultures. We are recruiting research assistants in psychology to spend their summer with us! We will also consider students from related fields (e.g., music, linguistics, computer science, evolutionary biology, anthropology).

Summer interns will be working on studies investigating the impact of music on infant affect and behavior, universals and cross-cultural variation in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. Prospective interns are encouraged to read our papers at themusiclab.org before applying.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work on both ongoing and new studies from design to manuscript stage. Here's a non-exhaustive list of example projects we'll be working on this summer:

  1. (If circumstances permit:) In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset.
  2. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches.
  3. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another.
  4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity.
  5. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project and conducting phylogenetic analyses of the corpus.
  6. Interns are encouraged to propose their own independent projects building on current research at The Music Lab, especially if these projects are amenable to online data collection.

The internship is 10 weeks long, from 7 June to 13 August 2021 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will work 40 hours per week. Depending on the circumstances, the internship may be fully virtual, where interns may work from any time zone. Some evening and weekend work may be required. All applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home university; we will support such applications and for exceptional students, we may supplement external funding with up to a $2,200 stipend (pre-tax). Depending on performance and contribution levels, co-authorship on papers is also a possibility.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/musiclabsummer to apply. We will review applications beginning on 1 March 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

 

Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University

I am writing to let you know about Developmental Discovery Days, hosted by Dima Amso, Nim Tottenham, and myself on August 13th and 14th, 2021. We would very much appreciate your help in sharing this information with any students who may be interested.

The purpose of the Developmental Discovery Days is to provide students with a behind-the-scenes view of the graduate admissions process. The event is geared toward people who are considering applying to PhD programs in developmental psychology, including people planning to apply in Fall 2021, people planning to apply a bit later on after completing their studies and/or obtaining additional research experience, and people who are trying to figure out whether or not they want to apply. It is particularly designed to serve students from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the academy (e.g., based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, first-generation student status, or other groups that are marginalized in the academy), and we encourage students from these groups to participate.

The two days will include panels on topics such as deciding if/when/where to apply, preparing application materials such as CVs and personal statements, and applying for funding. We also seek to foster community, both among applicants themselves and between applicants and current students. The event will include time to get to know one another and opportunities to stay in touch after the event is over. Additionally, participants will be matched with a graduate student or post-doctoral mentor who can provide assistance and support after the conclusion of the two-day event.

We are planning a virtual event that will take place in the Eastern time zone. The event will not be recorded, but we plan to post materials (e.g., Power Point slides from the panels, a list of frequently asked questions) after the panels have concluded. Because part of the purpose of the event is to get to know each other, our expectation is that participants will attend both days.

To apply, please fill out a brief form that you can find here: https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3XcnqRqOnMXIJdb. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1st and expect to notify applicants by June 1st.  

 

Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions, Florida International University 

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.  

By participating in the STP, students will: 

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders 
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school 
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills 
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country. 

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.  

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.  

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:  https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html  

 

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 underg

Applying to Psych Grad School in the Time of COVID - New Postingraduates.  This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.

 

RISE Summer Undergraduate Internship, Rutgers University 

Professor Jenny Wang is seeking applicants for funded Summer Undergraduate Internship positions through the RISE program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Her lab focuses on understanding the origins of abstract ideas, such as object, number, people, and belief, and how such innate cognitive mechanisms support learning.

RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Scholars participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research. RISE has a strong record of RISE alumni entering graduate school. Top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school are eligible for first-year fellowships funded by the Chancellor. 

We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

Application opens on November 1st, 2020, and reviews will start in late January, 2021. The 2021 RISE Summer program starts on June 1st, 2021.

Please reach out to Professor Wang directly to introduce yourselves, and/or if you have any questions!

 

Survey Option, Joint Study w/ Concordia's Psychology and Philosophy Departments

What is your dream life after university? Our research team would love to hear your view!

This questionnaire investigates student life and career choices, such as your motivation for choosing your major, and should take about 30 minutes. It is part of a joint study by researchers from Concordia's psychology and philosophy departments. Your input is very important to us and highly valued. Participation is strictly voluntary and completely anonymous. The survey has nothing to do with your classes and it is in no way connected to your performance in your classes.

Because we appreciate your help, we will draw names at the end of the study for three $50 Amazon gift cards. Please note, if you have already completed this survey, you cannot do so again.

Survey link: click here

If you have questions about the survey, you can email Dr. Heather Maranges (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology and Social Justice Centre, Concordia University): heather.maranges@concordia.ca.​

 

2021 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship 

Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, the WPH Infection Prevention Externship program might be the perfect way to spend your semester.

Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… you!

As an extern, you will have an opportunity to participate 250 hours within a world-renowned health care provider, whose hospitals are consistently ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. Our program is a highly competitive, job prep for college students interested in business, quality, public health, operational or analytical areas within Health Care.

During your externship program, you will have the opportunity to network with WPIC employees, receive mentorship, enhance your skills with hands on real world experience and training, and most importantly, work on projects that make an impact on patient care while gaining knowledge on how we provide Life Changing Medicine. And a little bit of fun too!

Come spend a semester with us!

A little bit about the WPH Infection Prevention Extern Program:

  • The program consists of 250 hours of service onsite at WPH
  • Hours can be done at your convenience around your school schedule including nights or weekends
  • The work is a mix of independent and interdependent, collaborative work

We’re looking for students and graduates who…

  • Are passionate and determined to make a difference. No mediocracy allowed.
  • Want to challenge the standard and create new ways of thinking and executing.
  • Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be. Every day will be different and that excites you.
  • Believe in our Core Values. They are not just written on the walls. We demonstrate our commitment to these values daily.
  • Have emerging leadership abilities, excellent communication and analytical skills plus thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Care about the work they do, the people we work with and the patients we work for.
  • Pride themselves on their integrity. It’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Currently pursuing or completed a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s required in nursing, medical technology, public health, or similar field.
  • Availability to participate in the 250-hour WPH Infection Prevention Externship, for no less than 4 hours a week with minimal absence (Yes, don’t worry, you can still enjoy some vacation time!)

2020 WPH Infection Prevention Extern opportunities may include:

  • Hand Hygiene compliance monitoring
  • PA Act 52 compliance
  • NHSN surveillance definitions
  • Allegheny County Health Department and PA-NEDSS reporting
  • WPH specific goals
  • Learning surveillance technology
  • Tracking Quality metrics
  • Review of microbiology of interest, testing, and human disease
  • Mock cluster/outbreak/BBP exposure work ups
  • Opportunity to attend TRAPIC regional professional meeting

Recruitment Timeline Expectations*:
Please send a letter of interest electronically or via mail as to why you would like to be considered for this position, transcripts, and a resume to:

Janina-Marie Tatar, MT (ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara Street
1st Fl Suite 143-A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tatarj@upmc.edu

The summer 2021 externship position will be posted from the period beginning March 2021 and ending on May 2021. We will be conducting video interviews throughout the application process. *Subject to change

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: As Required
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL) 

You are being invited to participate in paid decision-making experiments at Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL). All of our studies are currently being conducted online. Your payment will depend on your decisions, the decisions of others, and chance. You are guaranteed at least $6 for showing up on time, and average payments are in the range of $15 to $20 per hour. Participation does not require any prior knowledge and your anonymity is guaranteed.

To sign up please go to https://pitt-peel.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx.

Once you are signed-up, you will receive email invitations for individual studies and will be able to sign up for the studies that fit your schedule.

Hope to see you soon at PEEL.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition

This student research coalition consists of a small community of scholars from different majors and different years all passionate about Alzheimer's research and looking to gain more knowledge and experience of the field. We meet to hear presentations from researchers on the forefront of Alzheimer's disease research and discuss their projects and our own experiences of research with them.

What sets us apart from other research groups is our dedication to being a student-centered and student-driven organization. It is becoming increasingly important for students' voices to be heard and this is something that we have made a central tenet to our organization. We are committed to approaching research in a more holistic way which aims too truly help students grow as researchers in the field. This means having a more intentional approach to mentoring, clearer expectations from both students and researchers alike, and a community space and sentiment where students can freely discuss their experiences and ask each other questions.

Meetings are every third Monday of the month over Zoom. For questions or meeting details, contact Thomas Bower at tsb30@pitt.edu or through the group email at pittadrcresearchgroup@gmail.com

 

Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab Professional Development Workshops 

The @StanfordSNL will host a set of free professional development webinars this summer. Free weekly workshops for psychology undergrads and recent grads!

We are especially interested in making these sessions available to trainees from URM / FLI communities.

Please feel free to register and spread the word! https://bit.ly/ssnlprofdev2020

Topics include: Life in Academia, Breaking into Undergraduate Research, Applying to Graduate School, and more!

 

APA Psychology Student Network 

APA’s Education Directorate recently published the March 2020 issue of Psychology Student Network.  The online issue contains articles on careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, post-baccalaureate programs, study strategies, conducting replication research, and announcements of interest to psychology students.

Featured Article:  Careers with a bachelor's degree in psychology

"Did you know that psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., yet only 14% of bachelor’s degree holders earned graduate degrees in psychology? As a student of psychology, I’m sure you’re wondering what kinds of careers are possible with your degree and how the major can prepare you for your future."

To view the issue, visit https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psn/

 

Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 

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

 

Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY

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

Eligibility criteria:

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

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

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

If interested, please email rvierra@antioch.edu

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University - New Posting

My name is Tom Hatvany and I am a professor and the coordinator of the graduate program (online) in Applied Psychology at Shippensburg University.  I wanted to provide a brief overview of our program in hopes that you might forward this message to any senior psychology majors that you think might be interested in a program like ours.  The university is located in south central Pennsylvania and our graduate program began in 1981, although the M.S. in Applied Psychology is 100% online (asynchronous) and can be completed in 1 year of full-time study or 2 years on a part-time basis. 

The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real-world problems.  The majority of our graduates enter fields where they assume research-related roles (e.g., program evaluation, survey researcher, data analyst, quality control specialist, etc..) across a variety of sectors in business/industry, government, and non-profit settings.  In addition, there are two specialties that students can pursue; they have the option of pursuing a Six Sigma greenbelt certification if they have specific interests in quality control careers, or they can earn a Behavior Specialist Certificate which provides advanced coursework in applied behavioral analysis for those interested in working with individuals with learning or social impairments (e.g., autism). 

Remote assistantships are available on a competitive basis, although contingent of university funding.  Students interested in our program can visit the following link for detailed information:

https://www.ship.edu/academics/colleges/cas/programs/psychology/graduate/

Or they can contact me directly.  I know all of us in academia are extremely busy, and I sincerely thank you in advance if you could forward this to any students that might be interested in our program.

 

School Psychology, Rider University 

There are critical shortages in school psychologists, resulting in a high demand for skilled professionals in the field. This is a great opportunity for those of any college background to enter the field of school psychology. Encourage students you know who might be interested to apply for the fall 2021 cohort in the School Psychology, Ed.S., program at Rider University. 

All applicants qualify for a GRE waiver.

Rider offers:

  • Top-ranked, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited program
  • Personalized individualized attention within a collaborative cohort-based learning community
  • Expert faculty who practice what they teach

 Learn More 

 

Anyone interested in learning more about this field of study can contact us at sdombrowski@rider.edu or kgischlar@rider.edu.
 

Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill 

We are seeking up to 2 post-baccalaureate researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a collaborative project on peers relationships, developmental affective neuroscience, and health risk behaviors. We specifically are looking for BA-level researchers with skills in recruitment, screening, and data collection with adolescent participants and their families who wishes to gain more experience in research for graduate school. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable. The researcher would work on a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), peer relationships (e.g., peer influence processes), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders). Experience with fMRI acquisition, managing and processing fMRI data, computer science and coding, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors is a plus. The applicant must have a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

Positions begin summer 2021.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 2-3 references for initial review to Emily Bibby at emilybibby@email.unc.edu. For bilingual applicants, please state explicitly in your cover letter level of fluency in written and spoken Spanish. 

Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University 

We are seeking up to 2 postdoctoral researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a collaborative project on peers, developmental social and affective neuroscience. We specifically are looking for PhD-level researchers with excellent study management and analytic skills who are interested in gaining training using a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), peer relationships (e.g., peer influence processes), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders).  The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data with a focus on multivariate or network approaches, a strong publication record, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology (Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology, for instance), Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin summer 2021, with flexible start date.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 references for initial review to Drs. Telzer and Lindquist: ehtelzer@unc.edukristen.lindquist@unc.edu

Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

 

MEd Child Studies, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University 

Master’s Programs in the Department of Psychology and Human Development

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

The following are brief descriptions of M.Ed. programs currently available in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Consult program websites and the Educational Coordinator in Psychology & HD, Ally Armstead (ally.armstead@vanderbilt.edu), for further information.

Child Studies

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Child Studies is a 36-hour program that offers two options:
     Applied Professional Track: For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for careers working directly with children and families, this program option offers students opportunities for scholarly didactic and in-depth, supervised professional experiences in child and family service organizations. Students are matched with relevant agencies and organizations within the community to gain hands-on experiences in practicum settings. These experiences are complemented by foundational coursework, as students have flexibility to design their program of study around areas of scientific inquiry of substantive interest to them. The Applied Professional Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in the application of developmental science in the service of prevention, intervention, advocacy, health, and education of children and their caregivers and preparation for careers implementing evidence-based practices designed to improve outcomes for children and families.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/med_in_child_studies/index

     Clinical & Developmental Research Track: For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for further graduate study, such as doctoral studies in clinical, developmental, or educational psychology, or positions in research, this program option is designed to strengthen students’ backgrounds for success in these settings and to provide experiences that complement that preparation.  Students are matched with a faculty mentor and provided opportunities to participate on a research team in an area of substantive interest to them. Research methods and statistics coursework and completion of an independent research project appropriate for submission for publication are further requirements; areas of concentration allow further focus in clinical and developmental psychology and other related fields of interest. The Clinical & Developmental Research Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in conducting clinical or developmental research and preparing for doctoral studies and eventual careers in academia, research, and other university and clinical settings.

 http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/med_in_child_studies/index.php

Quantitative Methods                                                                                                               

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, testing, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, medical school research, and other similar applied research settings. Students in this 33-hour program take three required core courses in quantitative methods, one required hour of seminar activity, two required hours of internship activity and seven additional courses, of which one may be a content course (i.e., outside the QM area) and one may be a QM course outside of Psychology and Human Development. 

The program culminates in a semester-long or summer-long internship in which students obtain real-world experience producing data analyses for a public or private organization in Nashville or the broader research community.  Potential employers for such students will partially overlap with the internship settings for the QM Master’s students. A particularly strong research setting in need of such employees are medical school research settings, many of which have dedicated research teams that employ data analytic, measurement, and design experts full-time to work on funded biomedical research projects. Another such setting is the public school system, which has increased needs for data analysis, measurement, and reporting expertise that has multiplied dramatically since the implementation of No Child Left Behind and associated school accountability initiatives.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/med_quantitative_methods/index.php

 

PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

We are currently considering applicants for Ph.D. study in Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Auditory Cognitive Development Lab/Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. We are particularly eager to find a graduate student interested in working on a funded, multi-lab project examining links between musicality and misophonia in childhood and adulthood, using behavioral and physiological measures (EEG and facial EMG). Across both labs we have facilities supporting adult and child behavioral paradigms (perceptual judgment, sensory-motor synchronization), infant perception (looking time procedures), adult and child electrophysiology (high-density EEG recordings), and transcranial magnetic and electrical brain stimulation and compatible EEG. We address questions about music perception (especially rhythm and beat processing), music acquisition and enculturation during child development, comparisons between music and language, auditory memory, and auditory scene analysis. Interested potential applicants with appropriate qualifications (bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or other related disciplines) are encouraged to visit the ACDL and ACNL web sites for further information about our research, or email the lab directors (erin.hannon@unlv.edu <mailto:erin.hannon@unlv.edu>, joel.snyder@unlv.edu <mailto:joel.snyder@unlv.edu>) with any questions, and apply directly to the UNLV graduate school. For more information on UNLV, the Ph.D. program, and each lab, please see links below. 

UNLV Grad School: http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege <http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege>
UNLV Experimental/Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D. program: http://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental <http://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental>

ACDL: https://faculty.unlv.edu/ehannon/ <https://faculty.unlv.edu/ehannon/>

ACNL: http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder <http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder>

 

Getting into Psych Grad School:  A Panel for BIPOC Students, recording

Getting into Psych Grad School:  A Panel for BIPOC Students

You can now watch a recording of this panel here.

For more information our panelists are pleased to answer your questions.  If you do so on Twitter, others may benefit from their responses!

Brianna Baker (@BriannaABaker) is in the Counseling Program at Columbia University.  

Dr. Jocelyn Carter (@DrJSmithCarter) is in Department of Psychology in the clinical area at DePaul University

Dr. Kevin Chapman (@drkchap) is at the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Dr. Shauna Cooper (@DrShaunaCooper) is in Department of Psychology in the developmental area at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Celeste Malone (@cmonique1023) is in school psychology program in the Department of Education at Howard University.

Also, for more information on the resources discussed in the panel, please see the links below:

List of Diversity Recruitment Programs:  https://z.umn.edu/diversitypsygradweekends

University of Pittsburgh Hot Metal Bridge program:https://www.asgraduate.pitt.edu/hot-metal-bridge-post-bac-program

 

PhD and MA Psychology, Brandeis University 

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

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

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

Information on our programs is available here:

http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact faculty of interest, as not all will be mentoring MA and PhD students in any given year. Faculty are conducting research in the following areas:

Berry, Anne (PhD & MA mentor)

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems 

Expertise: cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging

Cunningham, Joseph (MA mentor)

Professor of Psychology, Undergraduate Advising Head

Expertise: Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development, and gender differences.

DiZio, Paul, (PhD & MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Human spatial orientation, posture and balance, movement control and coordination, sensory-motor adaptation, motor development, multi-sensory interactions, space perception, space flight physiology, human factors in virtual environments, motion sickness, and brain-computer interaction.

Gutchess, Angela (PhD & MA mentor)

Graduate Program Head, Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Neural and behavioral effects of age and culture on memory and social cognition.

Gutsell, Jennifer (PhD & MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems 

Expertise: Social and affective neuroscience, person perception, interpersonal sensitivity/empathy, intergroup interactions.

Howard, James (PhD & MA mentor)
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise: reward, learning, and decision-making in humans, using neuroimaging, associative learning tasks, computational modeling, and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand how the human brain encodes information about upcoming rewards to guide decisions. Understanding how prefrontal circuits function in concert with sensory and thalamic networks to support behavior dependent on representations of specific rewarding outcomes

Jadhav, Shantanu (PhD & MA mentor)

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: systems neuroscience, neural mechanisms for learning, memory, and decision making, rodent models.

Katz, Donald, Department Chair (PhD & MA mentor)

Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning.

Knight, Raymond (PhD & MA mentor)

Expertise: Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology, with specific expertise in psychopathy, sexual aggression, and bullying.

Lachman, Margie (PhD & MA mentor)

Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Life-span development, midlife, aging, sense of control, adult personality, memory, health-promoting behaviors, and intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning.

Lackner, James (PhD & MA mentor)

Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Spatial orientation, human movement control, and adaptation to unusual force environments.

Liu, Xiaodong, Masters Program Coordinator (MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Applied statistics: linear and non-linear multi-level modeling / Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), General & Generalized Linear Modeling, and longitudinal data analysis. Child development: factors (at individual, familial, communal, & cultural levels) related to child psychological adjustment (internalizing & externalizing) and school performance.

Mitchell, Teresa Vann (MA mentor)

Lecturer in Psychology

Expertise: Effects of age and experience on development, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, eye tracking and EEG techniques.

Sekuler, Robert (PhD & MA mentor)

Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience

Expertise: Visual perception, cognitive processes including visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, and age-related changes in cognitive function.

Snyder, Hannah R. (PhD & MA mentor)

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise:  Links between executive function, stress and psychopathology (especially anxiety and depression) in adolescents and young adults.

Wingfield, Arthur.  (MA mentor) 

Senior Scientist, Department of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise:  Effects of adult aging and auditory acuity on speech understanding and linguistic memory; cognitive factors in adaptation to cochlear implants and other novel perturbations of natural speech.

Wright, Ellen J.  (MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Connections between developmental processes, aspects of gender, and emotion regulation as those processes impact depression, anxiety, and stress.

 

Human Development and Family Science, Penn State

Penn State’s graduate program in Human Development and Family Studies is accepting graduate students for the Fall 2021 academic year.  Our outstanding graduate program has been ranked # 1 in a survey of HDFS graduate programs in North America. Our continuing mission is to serve as a leader in our field and to guide and strengthen developmental science and education.

Our graduate program includes six core areas of focus:

Themes common to all of these areas include health and well-being, by advancing the understanding of factors that promote or undermine mental health, physical health, and  health-risking behaviors such as substance abuse, obesity, and risky sexual behavior; diversity and health disparities, reflecting our priorities in studying individuals and families from diverse, under-represented backgrounds,  innovative methods and design, supporting the continued development, application, and dissemination of cutting-edge statistical methods and research design, and translating research into sustainable practice, advancing our tradition of translating developmental and family science into practice and policy.

Our program provides leading education and training in HDFS by making use of College and University-sponsored research-to-practice and research-to-policy initiatives, and collaborations with College research centers, including the Center for Healthy Aging, the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, the Center for Child Obesity Research, and the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.

If you, would like to learn more about the HDFS graduate program, please request additional information.

 

MS in Quantitative Economics, University of Pittsburgh

MQE graduates meet employer demand for well-rounded individuals who can bring economic insights and strategic thinking to data science equipped with skill in: 

  • economic modeling and intuition
  • data science and econometrics
  • analytic storytelling and communications

Request Info 

The MQE Program Director will connect with you.

Live Webinars 

Learn about the innovative courses & career services. 

How to Apply

GRE not required. Deadline is March 15, 2021.

MQE is an eight-month STEM degree with career services at the  intersection of economics and data science.

 

PhD Studentship in the Educational Psychology Program, University of Alabama College of Education 

The University of Alabama invites applications for its Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program (https://education.ua.edu/programs/bep/phd/). Full funding and tuition remission is available to qualified students. The Educational Psychology Ph.D. Program consists of human development, learning & motivation, and educational neuroscience tracks with an optional concentration in educational neuroscience (additional information available here: http://edneuro.ua.edu/). Starting students select one of these tracks depending on their interests and plans for future research. We are looking for students who are interested in studying cognitive, affective, and neural mechanisms of learning and exploring educational implications in one or more domains relevant to education (e.g., mathematics learning & cognition, language development and processing, reading, & bilingualism, gesture, moral development, motivation & affect, cognitive and behavioral disorders). Students from diverse disciplines (e.g., education, cognitive science, neuroscience, learning sciences, STEM fields, psychology, computer science) and backgrounds (esp. women and historically underrepresented minorities) are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  *   Bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., education, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, STEM fields)
  *   Interest in conducting interdisciplinary research that incorporates methods and perspectives from education, brain, and/or cognitive sciences
  *   Interest in educational applications broadly defined
  *   Ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines
  *   Strong quantitative and programming skills
  *   Strong writing and communication skills

Program Faculty & Research Areas
(All faculty open to accepting qualified Ph.D. students)
Dr. Hyemin Han<http://seed.ua.edu/> - Educational neuroscience, social neuroscience, social development, positive psychology, computational simulations, educational interventions

Dr. Laura Morett<http://nerdlab.ua.edu/> - Gesture, language and literacy, developmental cognitive neuroscience, autism spectrum disorder, bilingualism, embodied cognition, eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, fNIRS
Dr. Jason Scofield<http://scofield.people.ua.edu/abcd-research-lab.html> - Child development, cognitive development, language development

Dr. Firat Soylu <http://elden.ua.edu/> - Educational & cognitive neuroscience, mathematical cognition, STEM learning, embodied cognition, EEG/ERP, fMRI
Dr. Macarena Suarez Pellicioni<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fdmg8PMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao> - Educational neuroscience, mathematical cognition, child development, learning, fMRI, ERPs

Dr. David Walker<http://ethicaldevelopment.ua.edu/> - Moral psychology & decision making, social & character development

Start Date: August 2021

Location: The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 residents in west central Alabama. Aside from hosting the winningest football team in the Southeastern Conference (Roll Tide!), Tuscaloosa offers a low cost of living and Southern hospitality and charm complemented by a vibrant downtown with a variety of restaurants and family-owned shops, a farmer's market, an outdoor amphitheater, and a folk art center and festival.  Proximity to several state parks, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Gulf Shore provide numerous opportunities for recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, trail running, spelunking, fishing, and camping. Nearby cities include Birmingham (< 1 hr.), Atlanta (3 hrs.), Chattanooga (3 hrs.), Nashville (3.5 hrs.), Memphis (4 hrs.), and New Orleans (4 hrs.).

Application Process: Please apply online at http://graduate.ua.edu/prospects/application/. A letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcript of all coursework, and three reference letters are required to complete the online application process. For admission for 2021-2022, the requirement to submit GRE and TOEFL scores (for international applicants) has been waived. You should select "Educational Psychology" as your intended major and indicate which track you are interested in your letter of application. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2020 and will continue until April 15, 2021. Applicants seeking a graduate assistantship or a fellowship are encouraged to apply by December 15. Please contact Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu@ua.edu<mailto:fsoylu@ua.edu>), program coordinator, or faculty of interest if you have any questions.

 

PhD Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University 

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites qualified applicants to apply to our Ph.D. programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Located in Providence, Rhode Island -- a vibrant, affordable city close to Boston and New York -- Brown University offers interdisciplinary training in developmental science in state-of-the-art facilities. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition, stipend, summer funding, and research and travel support.
 
The following faculty are available to train graduate students:

  • Daphna Buchsbaum  studies how children, as well as adults and non-human animals (such as dogs) develop a sophisticated understanding of both the physical and social world from relatively sparse and ambiguous information. http://www.cocodevlab.com/
  • Roman Feiman studies conceptual development, language acquisition, and experimental semantics and pragmatics. His focus is on compositional meaning in language and thought. https://sites.brown.edu/bltlab/  

  • James Morgan investigates cognitive and environmental underpinnings of early language acquisition, with particular focus on speech perception and spoken word recognition.  http://babies.brown.edu/

  • David Sobel examines the development of reasoning and social cognition in both formal and informal learning environments. Topics of interest include causal and scientific reasoning, children's social cognition, selective learning, and learning from parent-child interaction. https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind/

The CLPS department is home to several cutting-edge methodologies. Resources include:

  • Eye tracking and 3D manual reach tracking
  • Mobile infant laboratory for community testing
  • Strong connections with Providence Children’s Museum for on-site research and dissemination

For more information about the CLPS graduate program or to apply go to http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/graduate

 

PhD Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University 

Doctoral training in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University is pleased to share information about our PhD program in Applied Developmental Science (https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hdfs/programs-and-degrees/ph-d-in-applied-developmental-science/). Established in 2009, this doctoral program in Applied Developmental Science offers graduate training in research and its application to issues that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. Doctoral students with interest in neurodevelopmental conditions can choose a specialization in “Risk, Resilience, and Developmental Psychopathology,” which includes a variety of opportunities for mentorship by experts in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Click here to learn more about current Applied Developmental Science student activities, and click here to learn about recent alumni.

The following mentors with expertise in IDD are accepting new students for Fall 2021:

Deborah Fidler

Lisa Daunhauer

Susan Hepburn

Potentially interested students can contact our Applied Developmental Science program head, Dr. Lauren Shomaker, at lauren.shomaker@colostate.edu or any faculty member in our department for questions regarding our program, funding opportunities, and ongoing research projects.

 

Developmental Science, UMass Amherst 

Our multidisciplinary Developmental Science training program at UMass Amherst focuses on integrative and translational research that uses a diverse range of methodologies spanning behavioral, clinical, neuroscience, advanced statistical, and applied techniques. We have collaborative relationships with the Neuroscience and Behavior Program, the Center for Research on Families, the Rudd Adoption Research Program, and have launched the Healthy Development Initiative in Springfield, MA. Our program also leads the broader, cross-department and college Developmental Science Initiative. https://www.umass.edu/pbs/research/centers-and-institutes

We are strongly committed to the support and promotion of diversity in our programs and community. We are part of an outstanding multi-institution Five College Consortium, in a culturally rich region of New England that is surrounded by natural beauty as well as being close to major urban areas.  https://www.umass.edu/pbs/diversityhttps://www.fivecolleges.edu/https://www.visitma.com/regions-towns/western-massachusetts/

To learn more about potential faculty mentors for graduate studies:  https://www.umass.edu/pbs/graduate/developmental-science

Prospective students also are invited to explore our research labs and centers, learn more about our training program, and inquire about our network of excellent training resources on campus.   https://www.umass.edu/pbs/research/developmental-science

Application information:  https://www.umass.edu/pbs/graduate/how-apply

Inquiries: Kirby Deater-Deckard, kdeaterdeck@umass.edu

 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs 

Please find attached promotional flyers for the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology graduate programs: MA-Psychological Research (MAPR), MS-Human Factors (MSHF), and MS-Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSIO).  Information regarding our Fall 2021 application to these programs may be found via the interactive links at the bottom of the flyers.  Note: We will not be requiring the General GREs for Fall 2021 consideration. 

​GPS program includes:

  • Departmental visits with faculty members, administrators and graduate/professional students
  • Workshops regarding essential Graduate/Professional school components
  • Meals according to the GPS schedule
  • Hotel accommodation at the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus
  • Up to a $300 honorarium (Honorarium may be used to recoup some or all of your expense for travel to Ohio State for GPS; students from local [Columbus area] universities are not eligible for this honorarium)

 

New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine

The University of California at Irvine, Department of Psychological Science will be accepting applications this fall for a new concentration in Clinical Psychology to begin September 2021. The Clinical Ph.D. concentration will offer training guided by a clinical science model to prepare future leaders for careers as clinical scholars and mental health care leaders. 

The Department of Psychological Science has existing areas in Development, Health, Social and Personality Psychology, and Affective Science. Students are also able to work with faculty from within these concentrations whose work has relevance to clinical science.

Students will gain from the interdisciplinary orientation of the School of Social Ecology with faculty/programs in UCI’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Arts, and Engineering, and UCI’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. Training will feature a close partnership with Psychiatry and Human Behavior as well as community mental health agencies. Additionally, the School of Social Ecology houses the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, the Center for Psychology and Law, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and UCI’s Campus Center for Neuroimaging. In addition to these educational and research resources, as well as being consistently ranked as a top 10 public university by US News and World Report, the UCI campus is located between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is just minutes from the Pacific ocean.

Core clinical faculty include:

Jessica Borelli, PhD (developmental psychopathology, attachment, emotion, prevention of mental health problems in children and adolescents)
Susan Charles, PhD (emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion)
Kate Kuhlman, PhD (developmental psychopathology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, early life stress, and adolescent depression)
Elizabeth Martin, PhD and Interim Director of Clinical Training (emotion and social functioning in individuals with psychosis and psychosis-risk)
Daniel Nation, PhD (clinical neuropsychology)
Ray Novaco, PhD (anger, violence, stress, trauma, and interventions)
Stephen Schueller, PhD (clinical psychology, depression, mHealth, technology, implementation science, treatment and prevention, positive psychology)
Jason Schiffman, PhD (identification and prevention of early psychosis among individuals at clinical high-risk). (Joining the faculty as Director of Clinical Training fall of 2021)
Alyson Zalta, PhD (clinical psychology, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, resilience, treatment & prevention)

The program will prepare students for a broad range of high-demand careers. These include university faculty positions and research tracks; positions in behavioral medicine and health psychology in medical schools and healthcare organizations; positions as clinical psychologists in public- and private-sector mental health facilities; positions in forensic psychology; and applied research positions in companies, organizations, and programs that address mental health.

As a minority serving institution, UCI is committed to attracting doctoral students who can help meet the mental health needs of a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population. We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool to increase student diversity and diversity in clinical psychology more broadly. 

Notably, following the American Psychological Association’s timeline for accreditation, our program will likely have obtained accreditation status before the graduation of our inaugural class (i.e., students can expect to graduate from an APA accredited program).

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Martin, PhD, Interim Director of Clinical Training at emartin8@uci.edu.

 

New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) officially announced that its Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is the first graduate program in the nation to attain the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Program of Merit Health Professions (POM) designation. The program is also the first rehabilitation and occupational therapy program in the U.S. to be awarded this distinction.  

Each of the OTD program’s spring 2020 graduates will receive a POM certificate. This will continue for all OTD students graduating over the next five years, until the OTD program’s next review in June 2025. 

 

Master of Arts Degree, Case Western Reserve University 

We have a new program at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The program is an applied developmental master’s degree. Students interested in working with very young children would be ideal for this program. There is partial funding for competitive applicants.  Here is the website link: https://psychsciences.case.edu/ma-in-developmental-psychology-with-an-ea...
  
For individuals in Ohio, they will eligible for an Early Intervention Services Certificate (Developmental Specialist) through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.  

Applications are being accepted at a rolling basis.  For inquiries please contact Dr. Elizabeth J. Short:  ejs3@case.edu

 

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

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

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

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

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

Courses

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

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

 

Michigan Program in Survey Methodology 

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

What is survey methodology?

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

 

Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology 

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

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

 

Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD

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

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

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

 

Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

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

 

IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

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

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines vary by program.

 

Experimental Psychology MS Program

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

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

For more information can be found on the website.

 

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania New Posting

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a full-time research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP). The current lab coordinator was just admitted to a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology! Responsibilities include participant recruitment and retention, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research and administrative tasks as coordinator of the research team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Experience with EEG/ERP is desirable but not required. Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required. We are looking for someone who can commit to the position for 2 years. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

To apply, please fill out the online application (including resume/CV, a letter of interest, and transcripts) at the following link: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SFCZbFsJKT1GCx

For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/developmental-psychopathology-lab/hiring), or contact: devpsy-lab@uiowa.edu

 

Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of PennsylvaniaNew Posting

NOW HIRING RESEARCH COORDINATOR/LAB MANAGER FOR SUMMER 2021

Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see http://web.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab/.

Qualifications:

We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references.

Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson (auburnst@sas.upenn.edu).

 

Full-time Research Associate, University of DelawareNew Posting

Research Associate I

Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, University of Delaware

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

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

  1. Conduct Patient Interviews
    1. Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate
    2. Ensure standardized procedures are followed
  1. Develop Study Procedures:
  1. Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments
  2. Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned
  3. Assist with creating manuals of procedures for specified projects
  4. Prepare and assemble project briefing books for communicating with collaborators and study sponsors
  1. Data Management:
    1. Assist in developing and testing data collection platform (in REDCap or similar) for studies
    2. Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members
    3. Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance
  2. Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews
  3. Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications
  4. Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning, Including Writing Grant Text

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in psychology or related field
  • Minimum of one year previous research experience
  • Excellent oral communication skills (research interview experience preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to take direction and then work independently
  • Good facility with technology
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with participants and collaborators

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

 

Maggie's Place AmeriCorpsNew Posting

Maggie's Place, was founded in 2000, and provides life-changing programs and services for pregnant and parenting women and their children by offering a warm and welcoming community, a safe place to live and learn, and on-going services to help them become self-sufficient. 

Throughout the year we seek individuals who are interested in serving with Maggie’s Place through our AmeriCorps program available in Arizona.  Our AmeriCorps are women who spend a year living in community with the women and babies that we serve.   They provide emotional support, nonjudgmental, healthy relationship building, & are responsible for administrative work within the home.  They receive ongoing support and training around the year so that our homes can operate under a supportive, trauma-informed model. If you are interested in applying, please visit maggiesplace.org/americorpsopportunities/ or email americorps@maggiesplace.org

 

Child Care Policy Research Analyst 

The purpose of the Child Care Policy Research Analyst is to collect, analyze and report on data related to child care and the child care system in Oregon, in order to support ELD reporting and policy-making. The person in this position will have a direct role in gathering and organizing data that will be used to inform policies that impact children, families, and the child care system. They will be part of a research team working to support data-driven decision making. In addition to holding a direct role in gathering research, they will also conduct research and data analysis in response to research questions identified by the ELD leadership and the ELD Child Care Policy team. In this role, they will gather, analyze, and organize data for reporting related to the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) and work closely with the state CCDF Administrator to support CCDF reporting activities. They will be responsible for working with agency and non-agency partners to gather information and receive data, provide consultation, and respond to requests for data related to child care in Oregon. 

Here is the link to job posting: Research Analyst 2, closes 2/28/2021

The position will be posted until February 28th. 

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin 

The Preston Lab is recruiting a full time Lab Coordinator with a start date in summer 2021. The lab uses behavioral, computational, and brain imaging techniques to explore how children, adolescents, and adults acquire and use knowledge. The Lab Coordinator will play an important role in experiment development and implementation. The position is ideally suited for some who is looking to gain experience in advanced neuroimaging methods before applying to graduate school. 

The primary responsibilities will be the management of behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory in lifespan samples. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of child, adolescent, and adult participants
  • Behavioral and brain imaging data collection
  • Data processing and statistical analyses
  • Training of undergraduate students
  • General administration of lab finances and IRB protocols

 Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Previous research experience, preferably with behavioral and/or fMRI techniques.
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible availability for data collection and outreach events.

 Preferred qualifications:

  • At least 1-year experience working in a research lab with children and/or adolescents.
  • Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python) or the ability/willingness to acquire these skills.

 To apply, please follow this link: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Research-Lab-Coordinator_R_00011995

Questions about the position can be sent to prestonlab@gmail.com.

 

Hope Service Year Program Employment Opportunity

Want to make a difference in the lives of young children?

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.  For a complete description visit:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-service-year-1.  Our application can be found at:  https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one

For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge 713-529-0639 dtalmadge@casahope.org

 

Two Postgraduate Associate Position, Yale University School of Medicine 

Two Postgraduate Associate Positions at Yale Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program

 The Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center is accepting applications for a postgraduate/postbaccalaureate fellowship in clinical research. The fellow will be directly involved in clinical research focused on pediatric anxiety disorders, including being trained on and administering evidence-based assessment tools. The associate will gain knowledge and experience in clinical psychology/psychiatry, neurobiology, statistical methodology, and the responsible conduct of research with human subjects. Candidates should have a strong interest in pediatric anxiety disorders and clinical research. Experience in EEG and eye tracking administration is particularly preferred. Relevant experience in childhood anxiety disorders will be considered. 

 Interested candidates applicants should contact Drs. Eli Lebowitz at eli.lebowitz@yale.edu and/or Wendy Silverman at Wendy.Silverman@yale.edu  and include a 1-page statement of interest, a CV, and either two letters of reference or names of references.

Duration of the position is 1-year (possible renewable for 1 additional year) and the position is open immediately. 

 

Psychology Jobs & Internship Opportunities 

This site offers information on jobs and internships for those soon-to-be-graduates maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University.  https://psychologyjobsinternships.wordpress.com/

 

The HiringPittsburgh Virtual Hiring Fair 

 

Full-time Lab Manager, UCLA 

The Social Affective Neuroscience and Development (SAND) Lab at UCLA, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Silvers, is looking to hire a new full-time lab manager (i.e., Staff Research Associate) in summer 2021. The SAND Lab uses behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods to understand social and emotional development in children, adolescents, and young adulthood. A large focus of our current research is on the effects of early caregiving adversity on adolescent neurodevelopment. 

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in psychology or neuroscience, as well as prior relevant research experience. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are a must, as is comfort and skill with managing complex datasets. Experience with fMRI methods, statistical analysis or programming are desired, as is experience in working with children, families and other vulnerable populations. This job necessitates the ability to work independently, pay exquisite attention to detail, prioritize effectively, and adapt to changing situations. 

This position carries numerous research and administrative responsibilities. The lab manager will be involved in designing and implementing experiments, programming experimental tasks, recruiting and scheduling participants, running research sessions and analyzing data. They will also play an integral role in overseeing day-to-day lab operations, which includes maintaining the lab website and research equipment, overseeing IRB protocols, planning and scheduling lab events and research meetings, and helping to supervise undergraduate research assistants. The ideal lab manager will contribute creatively to research projects, work closely and productively with other lab members, and co-author academic papers and poster presentations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to apply to a doctoral program in psychology or neuroscience in the future. 

Applicants can read more about the position and apply by going to this link and searching for the position with requisition number 33097. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Silvers at silvers@ucla.edu.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Boston College

Research Assistant Position in Learning and Memory

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

START DATE:  Summer 2021

DESCRIPTION:  The Psychology and Neuroscience department at Boston College is hiring a full-time Research Assistant as part of the newly formed BC Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory (https://www.bclearningmemory.com/), a collaboration between faculty in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. The individual will work with faculty including Drs. Maureen Ritchey, Elizabeth Kensinger, Sara Cordes and Scott Slotnick and will gain exposure to multiple research methods including ERP, fMRI, and eye-tracking. This person will be responsible for data collection and management for research projects and will also assume administrative duties to help coordinate the activities of the Consortium (e.g., coordinating team meetings, corresponding with the IRB, orienting undergraduate students to the research team). This position will provide broad exposure to research in learning and memory and will be an ideal research opportunity for someone considering graduate school or medical school.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Eligible to work in the United States and must have completed (at the time of the start-date) a B.A., B.Sc. or M.A. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong word processing skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Some familiarity with programming (in MATLAB, R, Python, or bash/shell scripting) and familiarity with Linux/Unix
  •  Familiarity with statistical analyses and analysis software such as SPSS or R
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player, able to multi-task and to prioritize
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with participants

OTHER: This is a one year position, although there may be a possibility for extension for a second year. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Full-time employees at Boston College receive full benefits. A successful background check will be required prior to hire. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at bc.edu/offices/diversity.

CONTACT: Please send (1) a curriculum vitae with description of research and/or computing experience, (2) a statement of goals and interests and (3) the names and contact details of two references, at least one of whom can speak about your research experience, to bclearningmemory@gmail.com Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park.  To start June, 2021. One position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on an ongoing longitudinal infant brain imaging project in the Child Development Lab.  This project aims to identify key neural markers of temperamental risk for anxiety using both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) assessments of brain function.

This position is ideal for a postbac interested in pursuing developmental cognitive neuroscience and/or learning about using neuroscientific methods with infants and toddlers. Research assistants working on this project are involved in infant recruitment and retention, scheduling visits, collecting behavioral assessments of temperament and executive function, and collecting functional MRI and EEG data. This person will receive extensive training in EEG and MRI acquisition and processing. The position will also include supervising and managing a large team of undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry, behavioral coding, and time management. 

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, or Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience.  The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Prior experience working with children in a research context is preferred. The job is available beginning June 2021 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of two references to Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and Jamie Listokin, listokin@umd.edu.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, The Music Lab, Harvard University 

Responsibilities in The Music Lab include including designing and implementing citizen-science experiments on themusiclab.org in javascript and jsPsych, Shiny, HTML, and CSS; creating stimuli with video and audio editing software; managing databases; contributing to grant proposals and research papers via writing, editing, and analyzing data; setting up and maintaining equipment; and coordinating and carrying out in-lab experiments with people of all ages, including infants, children, and their parents. The RA will participate in the lab's intellectual community by attending and participating in lab meetings and working with Dr. Mehr to develop independent research projects. 

Responsibilities for Dr. Pinker include maintaining websites; replying to correspondence with modified form letters; making travel arrangements and processing reimbursements; monitoring grant expenses; creating and modifying graphs in Excel; analyzing data; maintaining databases; and running experiments.

The RA must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Experience with some of the software packages and programming languages we use is a plus, including R, Stata, javascript, CSS, HTML, Python, SQL, AWS, Audition, Premiere, MTurk, Qualtrics, etc. Experience with web development is not required but is a plus. More important than experience with these tools is a demonstrated ability to learn new technical skills independently.

Hours will occasionally include evenings and weekends. This position is ideal for people interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. An undergraduate degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field is preferred, though candidates at other career stages and with other backgrounds will also be considered. Background or strong interests in music and/or sound engineering is required. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting and supporting candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Candidates may be eligible for supplemental funding via the NIH (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-071.html).

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a one-year position, with benefits, to start 1 August 2021, with a possibility of yearly renewal. The start date is negotiable. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://forms.gle/7pcip1dAUyTj9arg9. Please direct any questions to musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Research Positions, University of Maryland, College Park 

Dr. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) is seeking to hire a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant AND a post-doctoral research associate for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods.

Post-baccalaureate research assistant: Successful candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline and have keen attention to detail, and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in psychology and development is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-bac who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience. Responsibilities will include: (1) behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions); (2) training and supervising undergraduate students; (3) clinical interviewing; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance.

The position start date is flexible (ideally Summer 2021). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Renewal of contract is contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

 

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Full-time Research Assistant Position at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research 

The Clinical Research Department at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY invites applications for a Research Assistant position. Our research involves clinical trials and investigations into the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and schizophrenia. The RA will work on an experienced multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and research nurses. They will coordinate depression and cognitive impairment studies, with potential involvement in schizophrenia studies, under the supervision of Drs. Dan Iosifescu and Matthew Hoptman. This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying for graduate or medical school. NKI fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.
Job Duties:
  • coordinating clinical trials and/or imaging studies in Major Depressive Disorder, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and potentially Schizophrenia
  • community outreach and recruitment
  • pre-screening potential study participants
  • conducting and documenting the informed consent process
  • managing day to day activities of the study including scheduling, problem solving, communication and protocol adherence
  • conducting clinical interviews and administering self-report scales
  • performing medical tasks such as measuring vital signs, drawing blood, and administering EKGs
  • data management including data entry, reviewing data for completeness and accuracy
  • preparing progress and other reports for sponsors and other quality assurance/ethics oversight
  • assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, other professional presentations
  • assisting in preparation and maintaining regulatory documents and IRB submissions
  • other technical and administrative support activities may be assigned
Job Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in psychology or related field
  • two-year commitment required
  • prior research experience required
  • clinical and/or research experience with psychiatric or medical populations is preferred
  • willing to complete a phlebotomy certification course and perform blood-draws
  • competent and comfortable with computers and technology
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • comfort in interacting with adult research participants
  • excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • ability to work independently following initial instruction
  • ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
This position would begin in early summer of 2021.
If you are interested, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Molly Irvin at molly.irvin@nki.rfmh.org

 

Full-time Project Coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine

Project Coordinator Position opening at the Yale Stress Center, Yale University School of Medicine.

Immediate opening for a full-time project coordinator and/or senior research assistant to help coordinate and implement ongoing studies at the Yale Stress Center focused on stress, emotions, and addiction, with an emphasis on NIH-NIDA and NIAAA funded studies testing the efficacy of pharmacologic treatments to reduce alcohol and substance use outcomes, using various cutting edge web-based and smartphone-based data collection tools as well as human experimental and neuroimaging procedures to identify biobehavioral markers of treatment response. There are three primary responsibilities for the position: (1) Study coordination and oversight, including but not limited to administering research assessments, overseeing recruitment, retention, and tracking of study participants, and supervising and training post-graduate assistants, (2) Data collection, including self-report, interview, behavioral, biological, diagnostic and/or fMRI, and assessments at substance use treatment centers and public locations in the greater New Haven area, (3) Data entry, management, and analysis. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college with a specialization in psychology (or a related field) or any combination of subsequent education and experience. Experience/skills in consenting and administering assessments with research participants, working with clinical populations and individuals from diverse backgrounds, communicating effectively both orally and in writing, and working in a team setting is preferred. Interested candidates should contact Professor Rajita Sinha at rajita.sinha@yale.edu or Dr. Stephanie Wemm (stephanie.wemm@yale.edu) and submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and list of 3 references.  

 

The Woodlands Summer Jobs 

Developing Health & Rehabilitation Science Skills

You’ll learn to:

  • Implement a variety of therapeutic interventions
  • Help participants practice activities of daily living across the lifespan
  • Utilize adaptive technologies, including: mobility, communication, and support tools

Interact with participants’ families, support staff, and medical professionals across the continuum of care

Educational Practices

You’ll learn to:

  • Refine group management, instructional, and intervention skills, while working in large groups, small group and one to one settings
  • Practice differentiated instruction within a variety of participant age groups
  • Work directly with ISP’s, behavioral plans, support staff, parents, and personal care aids

Integrate creative expression through arts

Healthcare Associate

You’ll learn to:

  • Oversee the distribution of all medicine prescribed by program participant physician
  • Review program participants’ applications and health physical reports with camp Leadership and/or RN
  • Review pertinent health care needs with participants parent/legal guardian

Conduct participant examinations as necessary; note any changed in health condition; take corrective action as required

To apply:  https://mywoodlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2015-Employment-App_w...

https://mywoodlands.org/about/

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park 

A full-time research assistant position is available in the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion (http://www.lce.umd.edu/) directed by Dr. Luiz Pessoa in the department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The position will begin as soon as possible. Our laboratory uses behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques to investigate interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of behavioral and fMRI studies including: recruitment of participants, data collection, analysis of behavioral and fMRI data, operation of the MR scanner, supervision of undergraduates in the lab, and coordination of other regular lab activities. 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Strong organization skills and time management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Some availability during weekend and/or after-hours for occasional fMRI data collection
  • One year post-bac research lab experience with preference for experience gained in academic settings
  • Prior research experience with fMRI data collection is not required but would be preferred

This would be an excellent position for someone interested in gaining research experience to hone their skills prior to attending graduate school. This is a 1-year position that is renewable for an additional 1-2 years, contingent on performance and funding. If interested, please send most recent CV or resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience), cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests), unofficial transcript, and contact information for 2 references to celab.umd@gmail.com with “2021 Research Assistant” in the subject line. Top candidates will be interviewed and discuss details and specifications of the job with current lab members.

 

Full-time Research Assistant/Study Coordinator 

Candidates are being considered for a full-time position as the Research Assistant/Study Coordinator of a multi-year clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of an online cognitive-behavioral intervention for dental anxiety (funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research).  Primary responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be to recruit study participants; conduct assessment/diagnostic and debriefing interviews; complete ratings of diagnostic reliability and adherence to protocol; track attendance at scheduled appointments for dental care and maintain participant files; and distribute E-gift cards to study participants. In addition, the Research Assistant will assist with human subjects (IRB) activities; and collecting, entering and analyzing data.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field and at least 6 months of experience in human subjects' research, Microsoft Office and SPSS or similar statistical packages.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative skills, and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to use statistical software, such as SPSS and Excel.

Preferred:

  • Experience with anxiety related research

This is a grant funded position. This position requires a background check.

Interested parties should send a copy of their CV and cover letter via email to Dr. Eugene Dunne. Department of Oral Health Sciences, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, 3223 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, eugene.dunne@temple.edu.

 

8-10 Full-time Research Assistants or Coordinators

The Center for Biobehavioral Health (CBH), within the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio, anticipates hiring 8-10 fulltime Research Assistants or Coordinators in 2021.

Research topics include psychosocial and medical outcomes experienced by children and their families facing developmental and health challenges in diverse pediatric populations (e.g., congenital heart disease, pediatric cancer, palliative care, prematurity, traumatic brain injury). 

Responsibilities may include participant recruitment; data collection in clinical, research, and community settings; coding and management of data; and participating in data analysis and dissemination of research results. Most research teams require a 1 or 2-year commitment.

CBH is committed to the professional development of research staff and provides many learning opportunities such as seminars; training in early childhood development, neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging techniques, and/or assessment of diverse phenomena such as peer relationships, physical activity, family interactions. We provide 1:1 mentoring to build research skills and assist with applications to graduate programs as well as career planning. Read the CBH Newsletter to learn more.

Individuals interested in learning more about these positions, including which labs anticipate having open positions, are invited to complete our CBH Research Positions Interest Form, and  submit their current CV/resume.

CBH is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and fostering a diverse workforce. Individuals from all economic, social, and racial backgrounds are encouraged to complete the interest form.

 

Laboratory Coordinator, University of Maryland

The Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Maryland under the direction of Nathan Fox is searching for an individual to assume the position of Laboratory Coordinator to be available by June 1. The Laboratory Coordinator responsibilities include management of NIH funded studies and an active developmental research laboratory. It involves working with both US and foreign institutions on grant and budget preparation/management, submission of progress reports, management of Institutional Review Board submissions, and general study logistics (coordinating travel, scheduling meetings). The Lab Coordinator also manages the day-to-day activities of the CDL including, monitoring and ordering supplies, assisting in the staff hiring process, creating agendas, running lab and study-related meetings, preparing grant budgets and training lab staff on University and lab policies. Information regarding current ongoing studies at the CDL can be found at cdl.umd.edu/current-studies/.

Minimum Qualifications: MA or MS in psychology, public administration or related field and a minimum of 2 year post-bac research experience in the social sciences. Skills should include familiarity with budgets, Excel and understanding of IRB study protocol submissions. The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on multiple, large-scale projects simultaneously.

Preferences: MA or MS with Two years of research experience is preferred.

There are no physical demands.

Additional Information:  To apply, please provide cover letter describing research and lab experience, names and contact info of at least three references, and a CV or Resume to Julie Staples-Watson (staples3@umd.edu) and Nathan Fox (fox@umd.edu).

 

Full-time Junior Lab Associate, New York University 

The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Junior Lab Associate to work on behavioral and neuroimaging studies examining learning, memory, and decision-making across development.

The expected start date for the position is Summer 2021 (ideally in May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Junior Lab Associate's primary responsibilities include:

  • Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
  • Data management and analysis
  • Experimental paradigm development
  • Lab administration including managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment activities, and training other lab members

Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  • Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)
  • Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. fluency with Matlab, Python, and/or R)
  • Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)

Interested applicants should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references (letters will be requested if needed), and a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience. We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science.

Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/83219.
 

2 Professional Research Positions, University of Colorado Boulder

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is seeking to hire two Professional Research Assistants with skill in clinical or neuroimaging research and database management. In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions. 

These Professional Research Assistant positions in the RADD Lab will support of a cluster of recently funded studies that investigate neurocognitive markers that predict resilience in adolescents and young adults. The positions will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.

Therefore, the PRA positions require (1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field, (2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects, (3) demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis), (4) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.

Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere.  In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators.  Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred.

Positions are full-time, to begin between April  2021 – June  2021 (flexibility in start date).

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial or official), and contact info for 2-3 references to our CU portal (https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=28373).

 

Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, Collection of employment and post-bac opportunities

PREDOC: Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, a new consortium of universities and research institutions that aims to foster a talented, diverse, and inclusive population in the social sciences.  

PREDOC's website, https://predoc.org, has already quickly become a premier hub to find full-time, paid, post-baccalaureate research assistantships at universities and research institutions around the country. As of today, PREDOC lists over 70 job postings for literally 100s of predoc positions, with positions available at such places as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, the University of Chicago, the Federal Reserve System, Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, and others. PREDOC's website also contains additional general information about such research positions, some material to prepare before applying, and information about doctoral careers more generally. 

These post-baccalaureate positions are especially useful for those students who are looking for a job right after college (as most of these positions are full-time staff positions, with full benefits), and/or want some additional exposure to research before applying to a PhD, or even before taking the decision on whether to pursue doctoral studies or go to the industry. Indeed, by working alongside the best researchers in the country, these students can get inspired to pursue doctoral careers or, if not, they can easily go on to the private sector. The additional job experience and training acquired during their predoc experience will surely help them in any career of their choosing. 

 

Lab Coordinator, The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) at Northeastern University

The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern University (PI: Laurel Gabard-Durnam) is hiring a lab coordinator to start late spring/early summer 2021. This person will have the opportunity to work on a series of projects using neuroimaging to examine neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of stress and adversity to social and affective learning. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. A two-year full-time commitment is preferred, and we encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science! Please share with any interested undergraduates or post-bacc students? Thanks so much!

To find full details of the position and apply, please use this link: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/505489/research-coordinator

To find out more about our lab's research and culture, you can visit our website: https://www.plasticityinneurodevelopmentlab.com/

 

Full-time Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh 

Full-time Research Associate (RA) position available in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The RA will work on a large, longitudinal research study, the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS) under the direction of Dr. Alison Hipwell and Dr. Kate Keenan. In this NIH-funded study, a sample of 2,450 girls from the City of Pittsburgh has been followed annually for 19 years to track developmental patterns of psychopathology and contexts of influence. As part of a new project examining lifetime stress exposure on pregnancy and child health (PGS-ECHO), we are now also following a subsample of 800 PGS participants and their offspring.
 
RA responsibilities include conducting prenatal face-to-face interviews in the research lab, administering standardized experimental stress paradigms and collecting psychophysiological data, assisting in coding observational data and conducting developmental assessments of the offspring (6 -36 months). The RA will also help enter, manage, track, and analyze data.
 
The ideal candidate will have an interest in psychological research and working with women and children; will be organized, attentive to detail and protocol, yet creative in solving problems; will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will work well as a team - each assessment involves the coordination of several staff members working together.
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
  • Minimum one year work or volunteer experience in a psychology or psychiatry research setting
  • Act 33/34/73 Clearances (Child Abuse/Criminal History/FBI)
A two-year commitment is expected.
 
Must be available to work some weekend and evening hours as needed.
 
Interested candidates please send a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Amy Blackford at blackforda@upmc.edu. Please specify ECHO-RA position in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Full-time Research Coordinator, Harvard University

An experienced, independent, and highly-organized individual is sought for a full-time Research Coordinator position in the Stress and Development Laboratory at Harvard University Psychology Department, run by Katie McLaughlin, PhD.  The position will begin in late spring or early summer 2021.  Our research examines the impact of environmental experience on children’s development. Most of our studies are focused on identifying developmental mechanisms linking adverse environmental experiences to the onset of psychopathology. 

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

We strive to provide enriching opportunities for all trainees, including those from backgrounds traditionally under-represented in psychology. Please see the Join Us page on our lab website (https://sdlab.fas.harvard.edu/) for more details on our lab’s commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment and screening of participants
  • Data collection with children, adolescents, and caregivers in multi-modal studies involving psychophysiology, neuroimaging, clinical interviews, ecological momentary assessment, passive mobile sensing (e.g. Fitbits, screen time, call/text data) and mental health assessments
  • Supervise a team of research assistants in data collection and data management
  • Prepare IRB applications
  • Program behavioral tasks
  • Clean and organize data for analysis
  • Maintain databases for participant recruitment and tracking
  • General administrative duties to maintain the workings of the laboratory

Qualifications:  

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic area
  • Experience working with children and adolescents (e.g. data collection or clinical experience) is preferred
  •  Experience with task presentation software or programming experience (e.g., Psychopy, Eprime, R, Python, Javascript) is preferred but not required
  •  Experience in collecting and/or analyzing neuroimaging data (i.e., MRI, fMRI, DTI) and comfort working in a command-line environment (e.g., Linux) is preferred but not required

Please click the link below to apply!

https://harvard.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aeDQCciaMw0lyW9

If you have any further questions please feel free to reach out to our lab at sdlab@fas.harvard.edu.

 

Peace Corps Applications

Although we have temporarily suspended operations overseas in response to the COVID-19, we are still accepting and processing applications. Once we return to normal operations, we will need future Volunteers like you to resume our Peace Corps mission, and bring sustainable change to a community overseas. 

The Application Process

Filling out the Peace Corps Application takes less than an hour. Click the button below to learn more about the application process.

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Community Partners Job Listings 

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) supports folks with disabilities of all kinds and is currently hiring for a couple positions that would be a great fit for recent grads and current undergrads.

CLASS is a nonprofit organization that offers different services to individuals of varying abilities. Originally chartered as UCP of Pittsburgh, CLASS has grown into new regions and continues to expand its services.

CLASS is driven by organizational values that foster community inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization offers a variety of individualized services ranging from independent living skills training in the classroom to community-based case management for social, recreational, and residential supports.

Here is the job listing for our Community Partners Program. These jobs, particularly the Community Partners job, are great for recent grads because they offer flexible scheduling as well as opportunities to learn about Pittsburgh’s non-profit landscape while working with individuals in a holistic manner (e.g., case management, community integration, skill-building). It’s more than traditional case management and it’s a very rewarding way to develop work experience.

 

Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 

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

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

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

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

PennEnvironment is Hiring

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

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

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

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