Full-Time RA position at Stony Brook

Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. 

This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.

For more information and to apply, please see here.

Additional details below:

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in hand by August 31, 2017. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience. 
Brief DescriptionTo assist in a study examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making.  
  • Scheduling
  • Coordinating contact with schools & families
  • Training and supervising
  • Conducting research visits
  • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
  • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
  • Other duties or projects as assigned

Special Notes: This is a full time position. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation.  Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding.   FLSA Nonexempt position, eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.
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About Stony Brook:
Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North  Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
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Research Assistant Position at BU Child Cognition Lab (Deb Kelemen)

The Child Cognition Lab (PI: Deb Kelemen) currently has an opening for a Research Assistant to begin Fall 2017.

The Child Cognition Lab conducts research projects with children and adults. We are currently engaged in a large-scale, federally funded research project examining young children’s understanding and learning of complex biological concepts. We are seeking a highly motivated and research oriented Research Assistant to work on this project. The ideal candidate would be interested in how children learn, science education, and applied psychological research. The roles of the position include recruiting participants, processing data, and helping run participants both in lab and outside of lab settings. This paid position is for 20-30 hours a week from September to August, with the possibility of increased hours.


Necessary Qualifications:

  • Positive, outgoing, and friendly demeanor
  • Intellectual curiosity and ability to learn quickly
  • Interest in developmental psychology research
  • Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, intellectual environment
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-orientation and conscientiousness
  • Knowledge of experimental design
  • Experience working with children in some capacity
  • Afternoon hours available 3 or more days a week
  • Able to attend lab meetings: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30
  • Not currently receiving BU funding

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in a research lab
  • Interest in biological education
  • Familiarity with SPSS


We are looking for the ideal candidate to begin immediately. Send your resume and cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements for this post to Erin Doncaster, Lab Manager, at childlab@bu.edu.

Psycho-Educational Evaluator @ MIT

PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL EVALUATOR, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed.

The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, EEG) and behavior.

REQUIRED:  a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years’ clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #14728

Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them.  This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume.

Lab Manager Position – University of Miami, Florida

Social Cognition Lab Manager Position

University of Miami

The Social Cognition Lab at the University of Miami, directed by Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, is in search of a full-time Lab Manager to begin in the fall of 2017. The Social Cognition Lab studies the development of social behavior in infants, including neonatal imitation and face perception. We use eye tracking to measure infant visual attention and we collect saliva to detect salivary hormones. You can find out more about the lab by reading this project summary: http://www.as.miami.edu/news/news-archive/social-signals-in-infants.html.

General Description: This Research Associate position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers including undergraduate and graduate students. This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in social, cognitive, or perceptual development. A recent college graduate having majored in psychology or a related field and looking for additional research experience before going on to graduate school would be ideal. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design, authorship on posters, conference talks, and papers, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in developmental science. Starting salary is $32,900.

Specific Duties: The lab manager’s duties may include any/all of the following, depending on the individual’s strengths and lab needs…

  • managing a team of student researchers, including recruiting, training, and monitoring
  • planning, developing, and maintaining, internal study procedures, policies, and quality control
  • recruiting and scheduling infants and their families
  • behavioral testing of infants, including eye-tracking, social, and cognitive assessments
  • maintaining databases
  • scoring behaviors from videos
  • overseeing purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting with monitoring of lab budgets
  • organizing and leading research meetings
  • processing, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • contributing to conference presentations and written publications
  • participating in outreach to the local community
  • assisting with administrative support and miscellaneous lab upkeep


  • BA or BS in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
  • previous research experience in a psychology research lab
  • at least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
  • technical and computer skills
  • independent work ethic
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • leadership skills, including the ability to cultivate a collaborative team orientation
  • foster professionalism among lab members
  • organized, detail-oriented, and ability to proactively multi-task
  • manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment
  • interpersonal skills, comfort interacting professionally with research partners, including families and collaborators
  • resourceful, strong problem-solving/troubleshooting
  • flexibility that enables working in early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
  • willing to drive self and other lab members to community events (have a car and driver’s license)

Preferences: Desired but not required…

  • fluent in Spanish
  • coursework in psychology, especially research methods and statistics
  • experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation
  • basic programming skills (e.g. E-Prime),
  • experience interacting with young infants, toddlers, and families
  • eye-tracking experience (we have a Tobii TX300)
  • proficiency with common software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Redcap, Google applications, Dropbox, SPSS, R)

When: The start date is flexible, but we prefer someone who can start by October 2017. This is a one-year appointment, with the possibility of extension. Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting working environment.

Where: Department of Psychology, University of Miami: 5665 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, Florida. The University of Miami is a research-focused private university located in a culturally diverse and vibrant community.  We’re also less than 3 miles from the beach.

How to Apply:

Applicants should attach application materials to an email and send to simpsone@miami.edu with the subject line “Simpson Lab Manager Position”.

  1. Cover letter: Please make clear that you are applying to be Dr. Elizabeth Simpson’s Lab manager. Introduce yourself and why you want to work in the Social Cognition Lab, including your interest in the position, previous research experience, and career goals. Describe a research problem you have tackled.
  2. CV: include GPA, relevant course and research experience, and references (contact information for three professional references)
  3. Unofficial copy of your undergraduate transcript
  4. References: One letter of reference speaking to your potential for developmental science research.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and have progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in applicants from groups historically underrepresented in science, including racial/ethnic minorities, women, and individuals who are the first in their family to attend college.  Employment is contingent upon a successful background check and drug test.

Positions available in the Music Lab at Harvard University

The Music Lab at Harvard University is hiring!

If you are reading this message, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and perceive that music and you probably can also produce music of your own, even if you’ve never had music lessons. You are probably motivated to engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole life.

In the Music Lab, we’re figuring out why the human mind is designed in such a way that all of the above is true. We do basic science, running experiments with typically developing people of all ages and in populations with genetic conditions. We focus in particular on infancy and on people who live in isolated small-scale societies around the world. We also work on large corpus studies of ethnographies and field recordings from the Natural History of Song project and use those data in large-scale online experiments.

The Music Lab is the newest lab in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University. We collaborate domestically and internationally with cognitive scientists, musicians, evolutionary biologists, ethnomusicologists, anthropologists, linguists, and computer scientists. We are recruiting research assistants and students from all of these fields to work on a few key topics: universals in music perception and music production, people’s use of music in daily life, acoustics of music production in informal settings, studies of the impact of infant-directed song on infant affect and behavior, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. If you find any of this exciting, please get in touch, regardless of your academic background or career stage.

We will be considering a wide variety of candidates for several positions, listed in more detail at www.themusiclab.org/jobs. The schedule for hiring is flexible, with positions starting on or after 1 September 2017. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. To apply, contact us at musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu. Tell us why you are applying, what your research interests are, and which of the below positions you are most interested in. Include a CV and contact information for two references.

The Music Lab is directed by Samuel Mehr and is funded by the High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program at the National Institutes of Health and by the Harvard University Data Science Initiative.

Seeking transcriptionist/lab manager

Greetings all,

I am writing to invite applicants (please pass on to students, non-students, graduates, etc….) for a full-time lab transcriptionist/data entry/lab manager position in Saratoga Springs, NY (at Skidmore College); review of applications begins immediately, and the start date is ASAP (I am of course flexible with respect to the time needed to relocate etc…) To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter (specifications of the cover letter are in the job posting; please follow them for full consideration), and a list of three references to posting # 0001696 below:


This position is funded by the NIH (for up to 2 years), and involves coordinating and executing the transcription and coding of a very large audio-visual dataset. The goal is for the audio-visual data, its metadata, and its partial transcription to be made freely available to other researchers via Databrary. My lab focuses on language and social development, and individuals who share these interests are especially encouraged to apply.

About the dataset: over the course of two years, we collected 3 hrs/wk of audio-visual data from head-mounted cameras worn by infants/children in their homes. We began recording at age 6-8 months, and ended recording around age 2.5 y; the dataset is longitudinal. We now have hundreds of hours of naturalistic in-home recordings from the infant’s/child’s perspective. We also collected cognitive, social, and linguistic data from the children on a monthly basis. This is an exceptionally rich dataset, and we are seeking applicants to help archive these data so that other researchers can access them.

About the position:
The primary responsibilities of this individual include:
– Transcribing large quantities of audio and visual content.
– Entering and organizing numerical, audio, and visual data.
– Light-touch editing of audio and visual data (bleeping, blurring).
– File organization.
– Ensuring compliance of transcriptions and audiovisual data with ethical guidelines.
– Creating and implementing protocols for data entry, transcription, and data storage.
– Management of student workers involved in the project.

Please contact me directly should you have any questions about the position or about the dataset.

Best wishes,
Jess Sullivan
Assistant Professor
Skidmore College

Job Announcement – Recruitment Specialist with Thirty Million Words (University of Chicago)

Thirty Million Words seeks a Recruitment Specialist to lead the final phase of participant recruitment for its longitudinal parent education home visiting study.  The ideal candidate is motivated, engaging, and able to connect easily with parents of many backgrounds.  This position plays a critical role in supporting a study that is at the heart of the Thirty Million Words Initiative.  The Recruitment Specialist will connect with families in health clinics and community centers, coordinate the study team’s weekly recruitment efforts, and monitor and report critical recruitment metrics.  Experienced, ambitious applicants with a passion for impacting young children’s health and development through evidence-based programming are encouraged to find out more!  If interested, follow this link to read the full job description and apply on UCJobs.

seeking project manager/research specialist at UPenn


The Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (PI: Kathryn Schuler) is hiring a project manager/research specialist to begin this fall.  The project manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a new research lab studying language and pattern learning in infants, children, and adults. The project manager will also oversee the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects, reporting to and working with the primary investigator on planning, execution, and completion of these studies.

Responsibilities include:
  • Participating in the design of experiments, especially creating stimuli and recruiting and running research participants.
  • Building partnerships with childcare organizations in the Philadelphia area so that the lab may conduct research at these centers.
  • Maintaining IRB protocols and ensuring compliance with lab documentation practices.
  • Supervising undergraduates who work part-time in the lab assisting with these tasks.
Required qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related field
  • Experience working with infants and children and their families
  • Experience working in a cognitive science research laboratory
  • Experience interacting with childcare organizations is preferred
This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Linguistics. The position is for two years, with additional years contingent on funding. The lab’s operating hours are Tuesday – Friday (9am-6pm) and Saturday (9am – 3pm).  The candidate must be available to work within these scheduled hours.
If interested, please submit the requested applications materials, including a cover letter and a CV with the names and contact information for 3 references to: https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/30483.
We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Research Coordinator Job Posting – U Virginia

****Position is Located in NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE***

The Connect Science Research Coordinator is responsible for scheduling and communicating the logistics around videotaping of classroom lessons, supervising the video tape technicians, and helping with the videotaping as needed. This is an at-will, hourly wage, part-time position that does not carry benefits. Must have reliable transportation for traveling between schools (mileage is reimbursed). Work is estimated to be about 10 hours per week from August to January.

A high school diploma is required. Some experience scheduling, coordinating, and organizing across multiple participants is required. An associate’s degree may substitute for experience. Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse position are essential. Knowledge of using a video camera and transferring videotaped files is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint) and use of the internet are also required. Some college coursework preferably in education is preferred. Experience working in an administrative or research role supporting a research project is strongly preferred.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0621391. Complete a job application online and attach a cover letter and resume.

For questions about the position or application process please contact Ted Keefe, Human Resources Generalist, at twk7b@virginia.edu.

The Curry School of Education and the University of Virginia are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. We seek to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Lab Manager position – Brannon Lab

LAB MANAGER  <https://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/29850>


The Brannon Lab Manager will be directly involved in collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data with adults and children. The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students’ research projects. S/he will coordinate all running of human subjects in the Brannon lab. S/he will oversee petty cash use to pay subjects, oversee all Brannon Lab purchasing, and coordinate IRB protocols. This position is to begin September 1, 2017.