Laboratory Coordinator Position–Bauer Lab

Laboratory Coordinator Position—Emory University

The Memory at Emory laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Emory University (http://Scholarblogs.emory.edu/bauerlab/), directed by Dr. Patricia Bauer, seeks a full-time laboratory coordinator.

The laboratory coordinator will assist with studies of the development of episodic and semantic memory, in preschool to school-age children, and young adults.The laboratory makes use of behavioral measures, eye tracking, and event-related potential (ERP) methods. Duties include contributing to study design, creating experimental stimuli, testing participants, managing data, and assisting with data analysis. There also are administrative duties including assisting with participant recruitment and training and supervising undergraduate research assistants. Coordinators also have the opportunity to attend and present the work of the laboratory at scientific conferences and to contribute to preparation of scientific publications.

The position is ideally suited to a recent college graduate who has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, neuroscience, or a related field and who is (a) looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school or (b) seeking a more permanent employment opportunity.Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The ideal candidate will have either (a) computer programming experience, preferably using R, Python, or Matlab; or (b) a strong desire to develop programming skills. The position will entail the use of both R and Excel to process and analyze large data sets. In addition, the applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Emory University is a vibrant, research-centered private university, located in Atlanta, Georgia. The position offers competitive salary (commensurate with experience), health benefits, and a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate may start as early as May 2017 and no later than July 2017. A 2-year commitment is required. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals, resume, and contact information for three references electronically to Dr. Natalie Merrill (natalie.merrill@emory.edu). Please also be prepared to arrange three letters of recommendation. If you have questions about the position or the lab, please contact Dr. Patricia Bauer or Dr. Natalie Merrill (patricia.bauer@emory.edu or natalie.merrill@emory.edu).

Paid summer research internship: Child Development Lab, College of Staten Island

The Child Development Lab at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, directed by Dr. Sarah Berger, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for PAID NSF-funded internships for Summer 2017.
Students will work on a program of research investigating the role of sleep in infants’ locomotor problem-solving and learn about a variety of projects investigating the interaction between cognitive and motor development in infancy and early childhood.
Opportunities include:
  • hands-on experience running data collections;
  • working directly with families in their homes or in the lab;
  • learning data collection, coding, and analysis technologies;
  • collaborating with fantastic undergraduate and graduate students;
  • spending the summer in New York City!!!
 

Summer Internship: University of Delaware Child’s Play Lab

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Roberta Golinkoff at the University of Delaware, invites undergraduate students and graduating seniors to apply for an unpaid summer internship! Our laboratory, funded by federal grants, focuses on how children acquire language, develop early mathematical and spatial concepts, and learn through play.

Interns will learn the practical applications of research methods, participant recruitment, data collection, data coding, and data entry. Additionally, we will hold weekly lab meetings where we discuss cutting-edge research in developmental cognition.

This is an ideal way to gain research experience for students thinking of going on in a variety of fields such as psychology, speech pathology, and medicine. While there are no specific requirements, you must like children and be an eager learner and responsible individual! Interested applicants should email the lab manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu, for the application, or check out our website at www.childsplay.udel.edu for more information.

Research Assistant Position at the Kuperberg Lab

Research Technician Position

START DATE: Summer 2017

JOB DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW: We are seeking a full time Research Technician to assist with all aspects of our cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistic research. Our lab is interested in where and when the brain is activated during language processing. For more information about what we do, see: http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/. The responsibilities of this position are very varied and involve the coordination of all aspects of research projects, including collecting and analyzing neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG, ERP) data, statistical analysis, scientific manuscript writing, and maintaining the day-to-day operations of the lab.

In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab has sites at both Tufts University (Medford, MA) and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Charlestown, MA), both of which are easily accessible from Boston, MA.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS:
(1) B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, Computer Science, or a closely related field
(2) Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.
(3) Very strong quantitative and analytic skills.
(4) Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software such as SPSS or R.
(5) Strong computational skills and some programming experience (e.g. Python, R, MATLAB) and familiarity with Linux/Unix environments and bash/shell scripting.
(6) Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized, able to multi-task and prioritize.
(7) Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
(8) A two-year time commitment is requested.

OTHER: Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits.

CONTACT:
Please apply through mghcareers.org, and search for job number 3033668 (Research Technician I).

Lab Manager/Research Assistant at Penn State’s Center for Language Science

The Center for Language Science (CLS) at Penn State seeks candidates for
the position of Lab Manager/Research Assistant. The CLS (
http://cls.psu.edu/) is an interdisciplinary group of linguists,
psycholinguists, applied linguists, speech-language pathologists, speech
scientists, and cognitive neuroscientists who share an interest in language
acquisition and bilingualism. CLS researchers employ a variety of methods
including behavioral measures, eye tracking, electrophysiological methods
(EEG/ERP), and fMRI. Responsibilities for this position include assisting
with a wide variety of CLS research projects, managing the laboratory
operations (including equipment maintenance and participant scheduling),
and providing support for weekly meetings and other CLS events. Knowledge
of E-prime, SPSS, and MATLAB is desirable, as is experience with eye
tracking and EEG/ERP methods. Training and experience with at least one
technical method (eye tracking, EEG/ERP, speech analysis in Praat, etc.) is
required. Additional training will be provided for technical methods, and
also for the conduct of research with human participants. Candidates
should have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills,
the ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects, and a strong
curiosity and interest in language science research and methods. Knowledge
of and experience working with languages other than English is also
desirable but not required. This position is ideal for someone who has
completed undergraduate studies in a language science related field and
wishes to gain additional laboratory experience before applying for
graduate school. Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus
one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education
and experience. A Bachelor’s degree is preferred. The successful candidate
will have had laboratory experience as an undergraduate, preferably with
both behavioral and cognitive neuroscience methods. Interested applicants
should include in their submitted materials a listing of three names of
references. Questions about the position can be sent to Dr. Frances
Blanchette (fkb1 at psu.edu). The appointment date will be no later than
September
1st, 2017. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from the
date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Apply online at
https://psu.jobs/job/69332

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is
committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants
without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lab manager position: Yale Computation and Development Lab

The Computation and Development Lab at Yale, directed by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, is seeking a full-time lab manager to begin in Summer 2017. The lab uses developmental, cross-cultural, and computational approaches to study higher-level cognition (additional information: http://www.compdevlab.com).
This position is ideal for those interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in psychology or cognitive science. The lab manager will participate in all aspects of the research process and have opportunities to work on a variety of exciting research projects. The ideal candidate will make intellectual contributions to the lab’s research, which may result in opportunities to co-author manuscripts, and will benefit from the vibrant and collaborative scientific community at Yale.
Primary responsibilities include establishing and maintaining partnerships with local schools and museums; recruiting participants; acquiring behavioral data; managing and analyzing data; working with children and their parents in a research setting; assisting in experimental paradigm development; and managing the lab and performing administrative duties (e.g., assisting with IRB protocols and grants).
Requirements include experience testing human participants, ability to perform data analysis using statistical software (R/MATLAB/Python), and excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. Competitive candidates will have prior research experience with both children and adults. Ability to provide own transportation to data collection sites near New Haven and a 2-year commitment are preferred.
Applicants should send a cover letter (describing research experiences, interests, and long-term goals), CV, and contact information for 2-3 references to Julian Jara-Ettinger at julian.jara-ettinger@yale.edu. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received.
The position will ultimately be filled through Yale University’s internal Human Resources process; strong candidates will be encouraged to submit their application to Yale after an initial review. Women, LGBTQ and underrepresented minority applicants are strongly encouraged. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Summer Research Internship for Underrepresented Students in Psychology 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: Temple University Infant & Child Lab

The Temple Infant & Child Lab is offering summer internships to bright, energetic students who are eager to peer into the world of child development. Directed by Professors Nora Newcombe and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, the lab conducts both theoretical and applied research on language acquisition, spatial learning, memory development, play, and the arts in children ages 5 months to 9 years.

Summer interns will receive hands-on experience in every step of the research process. Each intern will also be paired with graduate student or post-doctoral fellow mentors who will serve as a resource for questions about their areas of research and graduate school. The internship is unpaid and will take place over 8 weeks during the summer of 2017.

Duties may include:

  • Recruiting and scheduling lab participants
  • Assisting with stimuli design and creation
  • Conducting studies with children in the lab or in local preschools
  • Coding and analyzing data
  • Discussing relevant journal articles in lab meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Major in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or related field
  • Commitment to at least 20 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office
  • Experience working with children

If interested, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to Jelani Medford, Lab Coordinator, at jelani.medford@temple.edu. Applications will be accepted until Monday, March 13th, 2017. Please visit our website (www.temple.edu/infantlab) for more information about the lab.

Summer Research Experience for Underrepresented Minority Students @ CMU

Program in Interdisciplinary Education Research (PIER) at CMU is pleased to announce its 2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU).

PIER-REU is designed to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in graduate training programs by providing undergraduate students (mainly juniors and seniors) with research experience during summer. This program allows talented undergraduates to spend 8 weeks during the summer in a research laboratory at CMU.  Each student will receive a fellowship stipend of $3,000 and apartment-style housing will be provided. Guidance and supervision of the research project will be provided by a faculty member as well as, in some cases, a postdoctoral fellow and/or advanced graduate student.  Admitted students will also participate in the Go Research! Summer Program at CMU. This program brings undergraduate researchers from across departments together in apartment-style dorms with resident assistants to facilitate community building, manage housing, and provide programming.   A Summer Seminar Series is provided for all students to help prepare for graduate education and research careers.

 

Applications are due via email by March 20, 2017.

Additional information and a link to the application are available on the program website.

Summer internship opportunity in NYC (BELLE Project)

SUMMER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

PEDIATRIC / DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

NYU School of Medicine: NYC H+H/Bellevue and NYC H+H/Woodhull

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE Project) in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine is a team that examines parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.

We currently have openings for summer interns (unpaid) to join our teams at NYC Health + Hospitals/ Bellevue in Manhattan and NYC Health + Hospitals/ Woodhull in Brooklyn.  This is a great opportunity for students who are looking to be involved in research or healthcare.  Openings for undergraduate and graduate students are available.

At Bellevue: You will be part of Smart Beginnings, a randomized controlled trial of parenting interventions taking place in collaboration with NYU Steinhardt and the University of Pittsburgh.  In particular, you will have the opportunity to participate in assessments with infant / parent dyads that take place in the hospital as well as in participants’ homes.  You must be willing to travel to participants’ homes across NYC. Spanish proficiency is beneficial but not required.

 At Woodhull: You will be part of the Video Interaction Project (VIP) team at Woodhull.  VIP is a parent education program that is offered as part of well-child pediatric care at Woodhull.  You will have the opportunity to help with recruitment into the program; to conduct outreach with hospital staff, patients, and the community about the program; and to learn about the research studies at this site. Spanish proficiency is required in order to be placed at Woodhull.

At both sites, you will have the opportunity to learn about developmental/pediatric research, to learn about the intervention programs being offered, and to interact with an interdisciplinary team of researchers and clinical staff.  In addition your responsibilities will include: providing childcare during assessments and intervention sessions; preparing materials for assessments and sessions; administrative tasks such as filing, data entry, and videotape copying; scheduling and tracking participants; video coding; transcribing; assistance with other operational aspects of study.

Candidates must:

  • Have some background in psychology, child development, education, medicine/pre-medicine, public health, or other related field
  • Have computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Be comfortable in a collaborative environment, yet able to work independently
  • Be extremely detail-oriented and organized
  • Be able to work responsibly and competently with sensitive patient information
  • At Bellevue, you must be willing to participate in home visits with participants across NYC; you must be comfortable providing childcare to young children and toddlers
  • At Woodhull, you must be proficient in Spanish

Notes about this opportunity:

  • For summer interns: a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 8 weeks is required (hours must be on weekdays between 9 and 5).
  • Preference is given to candidates who wish to continue involvement additional semesters or summers.
  • Please indicate your location preference in your application, note that we cannot guarantee this site and that you may be expected to occasionally visit the other site.

If interested, please e-mail your resume or CV to Anne Seery, Ph.D., at belle.jobs@gmail.com.  Please include “BELLE volunteering” in the subject line. 

Applications for the summer are due by March 10.  Applications received after this date will only be considered on a rolling basis.  For more information about our work: www.belle.med.nyu.edu