Project Manager Position at Rutgers University – Newark, NJ

Project Manager at Rutgers University—Newark

The Child Study Center at Rutgers University-Newark, (http://www.childstudycenter-rutgers.com/) directed by Dr. Vanessa LoBue seeks a full time project manager for a federally funded NIH grant. Start date on or before July 1, 2017 is highly desirable.

The project manager will have the opportunity to work on a 5-year NIMH-funded study investigating the developmental trajectories of early temperament and attention in infancy, with a focus on risk for anxiety. The study will have three data collection sites—Penn State, University Park (PI Koraly Perez-Edgar); Penn State-PACT in Harrisburg, PA (PI Kristin Buss); and the Child Study Center at Rutgers University, Newark led by PI Vanessa LoBue. The project manager will be responsible for recruitment and data collection at Rutgers-Newark, but will interact extensively with personnel at all three sites. The study will incorporate a number of techniques, including electrophysiology (EEG & ERP), psychophysiology (RSA), eye-tracking, direct behavioral observation, and questionnaires.

The project manager will primarily be responsible for recruiting and scheduling infant participants, participating in data collections, coding behavioral data, and for data management. Other duties will include working with research assistants, graduate students, and undergraduates associated with the project.

Requirements are a bachelor’s degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is not required, but a plus.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three letters of recommendation to vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding.

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Bilingual Parent-Child Specialist position at NYU School of Medicine

Full-time Position: Parent-Child Specialist

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)
NYU School of Medicine/Bellevue Hospital Center/Woodhull Medical Center
Department of Pediatrics, New York, NY

We are seeking an Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of randomized controlled trials at Bellevue Hospital Center (Manhattan, NY) and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center (Brooklyn, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.

About the position: The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and is being studied as part of a research program.

Specifically, this individual will be responsible for:

Primary tasks:

  • Providing the parenting intervention program (Video Interaction Project) to parents of infants and young children, which involves:
  • Meeting with parents and children
  • Providing structured guidance about child development
  • Providing structured tips to parents about reading, playing, and interacting with their child
  • Videotaping the parent and child playing together, then providing feedback and positive reinforcement to the parent about this video
  • Maintaining records of family participation in the program
  • Building rapport with families, including coordinating with parents and tracking/scheduling upcoming program visits
  • Overseeing operational aspects of the parenting program
  • Assistance with tasks related to the research study, including recruiting families, consenting families, and collecting participant data
  • Collaboration with multidisciplinary team of research and clinical staff

Secondary tasks:

  • Assistance with other operational aspects of the research study and parenting program 

Requirements:

  • Fluency in both English and Spanish
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child development, child life, infancy, special education, family processes, maternal and child health, or related field
  • Previous experience working with children and parents in educational, hospital or mental health settings
  • Previous research experience
  • Previous experience using databases; proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SPSS, REDCap, or other similar programs
  • Willingness to travel between sites within NYC as needed

This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV/resume and cover letter to Anne Seery, PhD (belle.jobs@gmail.com). Please write “Parent-Child Specialist” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in the cover letter. Note: NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment.

2017 Summer Internship: Early Childhood Cognition Lab

2017 University of Washington
Early Childhood Cognition Lab Summer Internship

The Early Childhood Cognition Lab at the University of Washington is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to learn more about development psychology. Directed by Professor Jessica Sommerville, the lab conducts research on the development of children’s sociomoral concerns (e.g., when and how do infants and children understand distributive fairness?), and their sociomoral behavior (e.g., what motivates infants’ and children’s prosocial behavior?). To investigate these topics, we use a combination of techniques that include behavioral approaches (e.g., infants’ attention to social events, infants’ active choices of social partners, infants’ use of touch screens to evaluate events, etc.), and psychophysical approaches (e.g., EEG, ERP, pupil dilation, etc.).

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow and will work together on a project. Interns will participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer. At the end of the internship, each intern will create and present a poster at a research symposium. The internship is unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions or other external sources. The program will take place over 10 weeks during the summer of 2017 (early June – mid August). Interns will work 35-40 hours per week.

Duties may include:
– Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
– Assisting with stimuli design and creation
– Conducting studies with infants and children in the lab
– Coding and analyzing data
– Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:
– Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Anthropology, or related field
– Commitment to at least 35 hours per week for 10 weeks
– Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
– Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV, an unofficial transcript, and completed application form to Rachel Horton, Lab Manager, at eccl@uw.edu. Applications will be accepted until Friday, March 31st, 2017. Please visit our website (http://depts.washington.edu/eccl/) for more information about the lab.

UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2017 Summer Internship

UC Berkeley Language and Cognitive Development Lab 2017 Summer Internship
Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan

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

Our lab explores how linguistic, cognitive, and social development interact in early childhood. Interns will work closely with the professor, lab coordinator, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and each other. Interns will be involved in many facets of the research process, including reading relevant theoretical and empirical papers, designing experiments, creating stimuli, recruiting participants, conducting studies, and synthesizing and analyzing data. Interns will have the opportunity to test participants at preschools and/or children’s museums in the Bay Area. Lastly, interns will attend weekly lab meetings and reading groups to discuss the theory behind research studies, and will have the opportunity to present on the projects they are assigned at the beginning and end of the internship. We hope that interns will come away from these activities with an enriched understanding of language and cognitive development.

This internship is unpaid and will run from June 5th – August 4th and requires a minimum of 30 hours of work per week.  Please read more about applying on our website and submit all application materials (found on our website) by March 1st at 8:00 AM PST.

Summer 2017 Internship in the Cooperation Lab at Boston College

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

Internship Description 
Summer research responsibilities include participant recruitment, help running studies both in the lab and in outdoor spaces, debriefing parents, data entry and video coding. Additionally, research assistants will be involved in an informal reading and research group and will gain hands-on experience working with data. Research assistants will work closely with other team members and will be supervised by the Cooperation Lab’s director and lab manager.
In addition to gaining experience with all aspects of our research, the lab will be hosting a high school summer internship program and assistants will have the opportunity to mentor high school students in the latter part of their internship.
Eligibility and requirements 
Research assistants are asked to commit approximately 40 hours per week to research in the lab and should be open to the possibility of testing outdoors and on weekends. The internship will be 10-11 weeks starting around the beginning of June. These are unpaid positions so students are encouraged to seek funding from outside sources and/or their home institutions.
Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please complete our online application and send a CV or resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2017 Research Assistant Application”. There is no deadline for submission but we are eager to find motivated assistants as soon as possible and so we’ll review applications as they come in.

Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University

The Wilbourn Infant Lab at Duke University is excited to announce the third year of our summer research program for underrepresented students in Psychology.

We are offering three paid summer internships for undergraduates interested in research in Developmental Psychology. Interns will gain hands-on experience conducting research with infants, children, and adults. We are seeking highly motivated undergraduates who are interested in attending graduate school in Psychology. Interns will receive a $1,500 stipend, free on-campus housing, travel reimbursement to/from the program, and funds to travel to a conference to present research completed during the program.

Applicants must be US citizens and from one of these underrepresented or minority groups: First generation college student, Black/African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian, Native Pacific Islander, LGBTQ, Asian/Asian American, current/eligible recipient of need-based financial aid, or from colleges/universities with limited research opportunities.

This internship is ideal for rising juniors (rising sophomores, seniors, terminal Master’s students will be considered) who are highly organized, reliable, and driven. Please forward the attached flyer to interested students fitting these qualifications.

Applications submitted before March 15th will be given priority. We will continue accepting applications until the positions are filled.

More information can be found on our website: wild.psych.duke.edu/summerinternship.html

For questions not addressed on the website, contact: DukeWilbournLab@gmail.com

Summer internship program in Pittsburgh

The Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh is pleased to announce its Summer Undergraduate Research Internship Program. Interested undergraduate students can select from a range of faculty mentors in the Learning Sciences (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/Diversity/faculty_mentors.cshtml) to gain valuable research experiences in preparation for graduate school.

The program will run from May 21-July 1st, 2017 and room and board will be provided. A limited number of travel supplements are available to fund travel to and from Pittsburgh.
For more information, please see the attached flyer or contact the intern program director, Natasha Tokowicz at tokowicz@pitt.edu
Applications are due no later than April 1, 2017 and should be completed at the following website: https://form.jotform.com/70255962909162
One or more letters of recommendation from a faculty member should be submitted on behalf of the applicant directly to LRDCinterns@pitt.edu by April 1, 2017
Applicants will be informed of the decision by April 10, 2017.

Research lab coordinator position at the University of Pittsburgh

The Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (Director: Dr. Melissa Libertus) is looking for an energetic full-time research lab coordinator starting June 1st, 2017. Research in the lab focuses on the development of numerical cognition and math abilities using behavioral measures, eye tracking and EEG (http://www.lrdc.pitt.edu/kitlab/).

Primary responsibilities of the Research Lab Coordinator will be to help with recruitment of families, scheduling, preparing and running research participants; analyzing data; operating computer systems, maintaining databases; supervising undergraduate research assistants; maintaining paperwork; and contributing to research reports, proposals and presentations.

Qualifications include: B.A./B.S. and course work in psychology or related area; excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; substantial research or work experience with young children; experience using software such as Microsoft Excel and Word. Experience or coursework in computer programming (especially for data analysis in Matlab and/or stimulus presentation in Matlab) are desirable, but not required.

This is a full-time position with benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding. This is an excellent opportunity for any college graduate who is planning on going to graduate school and wishes to obtain more research experience. To apply, please visit:
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Please contact Dr. Melissa Libertus (libertus@pitt.edu) with any questions!

Hiring Research Assistants at Stanford Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory

The Stanford Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory is now accepting applications for following Research Assistant positions.

Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant Position

Stanford University invites applications for a Cognitive Neuroscience Research Assistant in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work on brain imaging studies of cognitive function and dysfunction, cognitive development and learning disabilities. The successful candidate will participate in all aspects of research in the lab, including: acquisition and analysis of functional and structural brain imaging data, assembling, administering, and scoring neuropsychological assessments, screening and recruiting participants, obtaining informed consent, scheduling participants for testing, tracking progress of the study and behavioral data, verifying data and entering pertinent information into database for statistical analysis, conducting statistical analyses, and assisting with manuscript preparation. A minimum commitment of two years is required. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to : scsnl.stanford+researchassistant@gmail.com.

Qualifications:

Requires a BS/BA degree in psychology, human biology, neuroscience, biomedical engineering or related fields as well as one to two years of research experience. A strong academic record is essential. Past research experience in cognitive neuroscience is highly desirable. Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: brain imaging data acquisition, MRI data analysis, neuropsychological assessments, computer programming, MATLAB, signal processing, and statistical analysis. The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with children; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

Computational Neuroscience Research Assistant Position

Stanford University has an opening for talented and enthusiastic candidates with strong computational and programming skills in the Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory (http://scsnl.stanford.edu). This is an exciting opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary research team on a wide range of studies of human brain function and dysfunction. The successful candidate will assist lab members with neuroimaging data analysis and data organization and management. Successful candidates will have opportunities to develop and apply novel multimodal data analysis techniques and to co-author research publications. Stanford offers a highly competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits. A minimum committment of two-years is required. Please email a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and contact information for three references to scsnl.stanford+quantitative@gmail.com 

Qualifications:

Bachelors or Masters in Science degree required. Strong background in biomedical engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, statistics, computational neuroscience, quantitative psychology, or related subjects is required. Experience with Matlab, Python, R, signal and image processing, machine learning, statistics, databases, Linux, and shell scripting is required. Experience in neuroimaging/neural data analysis is desired. Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills are required.

2017 Summer Internship Yale Social Cognitive Development Lab

The Social Cognitive Development Lab at Yale University is now accepting applications for our undergraduate summer internship program. Highly motivated undergraduates can apply to help us uncover how children and adults think and reason about social groups and intergroup experiences.

Summer interns will be involved in many aspects of the research process, including participant recruitment and scheduling, study design, experiment facilitation, data entry and more. Interns will also attend and present at weekly lab meetings to discuss relevant research.

The program is 8-weeks from June 5 – July 28, 2017full time (35-40 hours/week), with some weekend hours required. Eligible applicants are currently enrolled undergraduates and recent college graduates from US institutions.

These positions are unpaid; applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions and other external funding sources for summer scholarships and grants.

To apply please send:

  1. A résumé/CV
  2. Completed application form
  3. An unofficial transcript
  4. Two letters of recommendation (sent separately to helena.wippick@yale.edu)

Applications are due on March 3, 2017, send all applications to: helena.wippick [at] yale [dot] edu in one email with subject line “[YOUR NAME] 2017 Summer Internship Application.” Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.