Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Brown University

Research Assistant Position, Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person to serve as a research assistant. The RA will assist in the acquisition and analysis of participant information for clinical research projects. Duties will include interviewing participants and/or families to gather information and obtain informed consent, and other day-to-day study activities. There will be opportunities to participate in qualitative/quantitative analysis of data and possibly assist in preparation of manuscripts. An important part of the position will be to assist in recruiting efforts (e.g., contact providers, attending local events, and coordinating recruitment from affiliated clinical programs). RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled 1,400 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org .

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
– Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in psychology, linguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field
– Minimum 1-2 years of research experience (preferably in a clinical research setting)
– Experience working with patient populations
– Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Familiarity and/or willingness to learn SPSS or equivalent statistical package, stimulus presentation programs (e.g., E-Prime), database systems (Access; REDCap).
– Excellent verbal communication skills are essential as duties involve interacting with parents and clinical providers
– Strong organization and writing skills
– Must have own transportation

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Training in experimental design and statistical analysis
– Proficiency with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, etc.)

– Spanish language proficiency a plus

Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org . Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.

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Open position to support Cognitive and Data Sciences lab at Rutgers Newark!

We are hiring! The position is excellent for someone who is interested in working in a highly interdisciplinary growing group where one can learn about advances in data science and relevance to cognition and cognitive development. The role will primarily support research in my lab and will assist and grow with our efforts to build out data science. In this sense it will be like a (more exciting!) lab manager position.

Full information and application information can be found here:

VIPitt Weekend for Students Interested in Pursuing Doctoral Degrees in Psychology

We are excited to announce a new program called VIPitt at the University of Pittsburgh for underrepresented minority students who are interested in graduate study in any of our programs (Clinical, Developmental, Health, Biological, Cognitive, or Social Psychology Ph.D.). Here’s a link for more information:

http://www.psychology.pitt.edu/vipitt-weekend

Please share with any rising Juniors, Seniors, or recent graduates you think would be interested in applying, and  feel free to share with other departmental email lists or colleagues. The deadline for applications is June 6th, 2017. Students don’t need official transcripts or GRE scores, and the weekend is in October, 2017 at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA.

For more information please contact vipitt@pitt.edu.

Research Assistant, Brain Development Laboratory, Vanderbilt University

Research Assistant II position is available in the Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. We are broadly interested in how the brain changes over development and in individual differences (including disability) in brain organization. Research in the lab is focused on the neural basis of (1) reading and language, (2) mathematical cognition, (3) scientific reasoning and (4) cross-cultural differences. This position involves implementing experiments, participant recruitment, cognitive testing, collecting neuroimaging data, data management and analysis, supervision of undergraduate assistants and/or administrative duties. Job requires a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of research experience or the equivalent, and will require some evening and weekend hours. We are looking for an independent, motivated, responsible, detail-oriented and organized person with good communication and interpersonal skills to be a part of an interdisciplinary and dynamic research team. We prefer candidates who are able to make more than a one year commitment. If you are interested, you can find more information and apply at the following portal:

https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700629&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WPqFvBP1m6k.mailto

 

Please apply before May 15th and position start date is after August 16th. For questions, please feel free to contact: Dr. James R. Booth (james.booth@vanderbilt.edu), Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience.

Lab Manager Position at Berkeley Early Learning Lab, UC Berkeley

Hiring Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab directed by Professor Fei Xu, Psychology, UC Berkeley 

We have a 1-year position opening for Lab Manager (~30 hours a week) starting in June 2017. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants for our studies (ages 12 months to 12 years), aiding in the testing of infants, coding data, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, working with local schools and children’s museums, and working in a collaborative fashion with Dr. Xu, graduate students and post-docs to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the lab’s activities. Applicants should be very motivated, highly organized, enjoy interacting with parents and young children, and get along well with graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs in a cooperative group situation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • Previous research experience and previous experience working with children
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills that are essential for interacting with parents, researchers, and department administrators

Preferred Experiences

  • Managing participant database
  • Preparing IRB and CPHS protocols
  • Experience with data analysis

Please contact Phyllis Lun (babylab@berkeley.edu) and Prof. Fei Xu by email (fei_xu@berkeley.edu) if you are interested in the position. Please include a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled.

Research Coordinator position at Vanderbilt

Dr. Bethany Rittle-Johnson anticipates hiring a Research Coordinator in her Children’s Learning Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/Psychology_and_Human_Development/Research_Resources/Childrens_Learning_Lab.xml

Research Coordinator (Research Assistant II) Position

For grant-funded project on helping children learn mathematics

 

Full-time (40 hrs a week), starting June 2017 for 2 years

Job Summary:

Set up and conduct experiments on preschool children’s math and spatial skills. Primary responsibilities will be setting up and conducting experiments in local preschools, data management, coding and reporting, preparation of data collection materials and of materials for publications, and general lab management, including supervision of undergraduate students, under moderate supervision.  Research is funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. For additional information about the project, see:

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/research/research_labs/childrens_learning_lab/early-mathematics-development.php

 

Requirements:

This position requires a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or Education or a related field, and 2 years of employment in a related area. Requirements also include previous experience working with young children, experience conducting psychological research and working in schools, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and computer skills.  Previous research experience in tasks such as assessing children one-on-one, conducting literature reviews and data coding, and experience teaching or tutoring in school settings is highly desirable. Must be able to travel to data collection sites in the community.

 

Email questions and inquires to learninglab@vanderbilt.edu. Please include a resume, a brief description of your interest in the position and your main qualifications, and contact information for 2-3 professional references.  Additional details about formally applying to the position will be sent as soon as the link through Human Resources is available.

Laboratory Coordinator Postition-Charlottesville (Angeline LIllard’s laboratory)

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

Ability to work well with people of a range of ages and backgrounds, creative problem-solving skills, high energy and a strong work ethic, and being extremely well-organized and detail-oriented are important credentials. Prior child development laboratory experience is expected. To overlap several weeks with the current coordinator, the new hire will begin work in late July.

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

To apply, please send a cover letter describing the reason for your interest in the position and your main qualifications, a CV, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references to Angeline Lillard at:

earlydevlabcoordinator@gmail.com
Please name all files beginning with your last name.your first name.and whether it is the cover letter or CV. Thank you.

Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab research staff positions open

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab (https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/music-cognition-lab/) seeks to fulfill two open Research Analyst staff positions.

Our Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt (https://www.vanderbilt.edu/musicmindsociety/), a campus-wide initiative.
RA-II
The Research Analyst-II will work under the supervision of Dr. Miriam Lense, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will provide support for research in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab with a particular focus on music and social engagement in infants and children with and without autism. Responsibilities include recruitment of participants, data coordination and entry (Redcap), video preparation and coding, data analysis, and general study coordination/maintenance. The candidate will work directly with participants and their families to assist with study protocols including administering measures and questionnaires, eye-tracking, and video and acoustic analysis. According to experience, opportunities to contribute to study design, data interpretation, and analysis. Prior experience with child development research and/or working with children with autism is highly preferred. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700570
RA-III
The Research Analyst-III will work under the supervision of Lab Director Reyna Gordon, PhD (Department of Otolaryngology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center). This individual will be responsible for implementation, coordinating, troubleshooting, and data analysis of studies on rhythm and language skills in children and adults using behavioral assessments, neuroimaging (EEG), and genomic approaches. The RA-III will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI to carry out a series of ongoing studies and plan new studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech and test the impact of music training on language skills. Prior experience with music cognition or language development research preferred; prior experience with EEG and/or Genomic research a plus. Applicants must have excellent problem-solving, communication, and organizational skills. Applications must be submitted online at: https://vanderbilt.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1703649

Job Announcement–Temporary Research Specialist: University of Chicago/Thirty Million Words

The Thirty Million Words Initiative at the University of Chicago seeks a part-time Research Specialist to assist with statistical analyses of TMW studies. At the direction of the Research Director for the lab, the individual will manage and clean data sets, conduct statistical analysis, write up study findings, and perform other data-related tasks as assigned. The candidate must be a team player who is highly organized, analytic, detail-oriented, and possesses a strong ability to problem-solve.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and maintain organized data sets for active and complete studies
  • Prepare data sets for statistical analysis
  • Conduct statistical analyses on data sets at the direction of the Research Director
  • Clearly communicate analytic findings with Research Director and research team
  • Prepare written reports of statistical analyses and findings in clear, concise, and timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Requirements and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience with statistical analysis software (R, SPSS, or STATA) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct analyses to examine the effectiveness of longitudinal RCT studies, for example but not limited to, multiple regressions (mediations/moderations), linear mixed model, required.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant research experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to manage data from multiple projects required.
  • High attention to detail required.
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative required.
  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

To apply, please submit your application materials here: jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=234505  

Summer Internship- Center for Educational Improvement

The Center for Educational Improvement is a non-profit organization in VA that conducts research and professional development to improve schools. We are seeking interns for the summer to assist with 6 areas: heart centered learning (mindfulness, compassion and social emotional development), executive functioning, trauma, poverty, reducing text anxiety, and improving school disciplinary policies. We are interested in the relationship between improving children’s executive functions and their well-being and improvement in academic achievement. We also focus on practical application in schools and consider the role of school administrators as well as teachers and ancillary staff.  The internships can be virtual, or if you live in the DC area, we meet weekly. Most interns work 15-20 hours a week for at least 9-12 weeks.  Interns assist with conducting literature reviews, preparing presentations, analyzing data, writing proposals, and writing blog posts and eNewsletter articles. You are given a byline for articles you write, and we post bios on our website. Our monthly eNewsletter is distributed directly to over 6,000 principals and school leaders and through a relationship with the National Association of Elementary School Principals we reach another 22,000 educational leaders. Preferable: Currently enrolled in a graduate program in education or cognitive or developmental psychology.

Please visit our website (www.edimprovement.org) and send your resume, a letter of inquiry, 2-3 references, and a 2-3 page writing sample.

Anticipated start date for summer internship: June 5—however, we are flexible.