Lab Manager Position at the University of Maryland

General Description:

The Social and Moral Development Laboratory at the University of Maryland, supervised by Professor Melanie Killen, is recruiting a lab manager.  The lab manager will be responsible for overseeing research projects on topics related to morality, the development of fairness and equality concepts, prejudice and bias in childhood, intergroup friendships, mental state knowledge in the context of morality and intergroup relationships, and peer-based social inclusion and exclusion.

Responsibilities:

Data recruitment (contacting school administrators for participation agreements, obtaining consent forms, and managing compensations for school participants), data collection (administering protocols to children and adolescents), coordination of communication with the lab team, instrument development, submission of IRB protocol forms, management of the lab and the lab website, coordination with the university lab preschool research staff, and general maintenance of the lab, and assistance with execution of research projects.  The lab manager will work closely with the P.I., graduate students, and undergraduate research assistants.

This position is a great opportunity for recent college graduates who would like full-time research experience prior to enrolling in a graduate program in developmental psychology, developmental science or related fields.  Collaborative research opportunities with the P.I. and the research team are part of this position.  University of Maryland is 25 minutes from Washington, D.C., affording research, educational, and cultural opportunities.

Requirements:

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • Background in child development, developmental psychology, or related fields
  • Interest in an organizational position with responsibilities
  • Experience working with schools and/or teachers
  • Desire to learn about the topics studied by the lab group
  • Familiarity with research software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Power Point, Qualtrics)

If interested, please submit the following to moraldevelopment@gmail.com

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover letter detailing interest in the position and previous research experience
  3. Unofficial academic transcripts
  4. Contact information for three professional references

The position is currently open, and review of applications will begin immediately.  Start date is January 15, 2018, or sooner.For questions about the position, send an email to Professor Melanie Killen at mkillen@umd.edu.

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Lab manager position, University of Maryland

We have an immediate opening for a lab manager/research assistant for the FluencyBank project, which is conducting a longitudinal study of fluency and language development in preschool children. This project is multi-year, and the position is renewable for 3 years.

Applicant must be fluent Spanish-English bilingual.  Job responsibilities include: experimental assessment of preschool participants, participant recruitment, tracking of participant data and transcription, organizing and assisting with weekly lab meetings.

The position, at either full- or half-time level conveys benefits. Salary is flexible depending upon the applicant’s qualifications; minimum commitment is 20 hrs/week. FTE salary for candidate with UG or BA qualifications ~$25,000-$30K/yr or equivalent base for part-time work. Graduate student candidate can receive University GA position, ~$21,000 and associated tuition benefits.
Interested candidates should send CV and unofficial transcript to nratner@umd.edu

Full-time research position at the University of Maryland

Position Announcement: Research Associate

The Learning to Talk Lab seeks an energetic, detail-oriented, highly organized and innovative individual to support the UMD Toggle Talk Project. This is a 4-year project funded by the Institute of Education Sciences of the Department of Education. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal dependent upon performance. Researchers in the Learning to Talk Lab at UMD are partnering with the Baltimore City Public Schools to study the efficacy of Toggle Talk, a language arts curriculum supplement. Toggle Talk provides young children with vocabulary and language structure awareness to become comfortable in switching between their home/informal language and classroom/formal language. Toggle Talk has been shown to improve standardized reading scores in pilot studies.

Research Associate Responsibilities

The UMD Toggle Talk project is seeking a full-time research associate to be involved in many aspects of the project, including testing students in Baltimore City elementary school and supervising undergraduate and graduate student examiners. The research associate will also be involved in planning and executing recruitment events, preparing materials for schools and parents, and scheduling student assessments and teacher observations. The position also involves maintaining a calendar and interacting with teachers and other school staff. The position empowers the individual to develop a strong portfolio of experience in working with children in the schools, educational research, community outreach, mentorship, and leadership.

The project requires an individual who is able to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects and timelines. This individual should have strong organizational and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate clearly and effectively. The successful applicant will be able to work autonomously and collaboratively and have the flexibility to grow, adapt and change as project needs change over the course of the project. The position also affords the research associate the opportunity to be involved in activities of the Language Science Center and the opportunity to be a co-author on presentations and publications.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in Hearing and Speech Science, Psychology, Human Development, Counseling, Education, or related field.
  • At least one year of prior research experience in a research laboratory that focuses on young children OR at least one year working in an elementary school setting.
  • Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience giving standardized tests to young children.
  • Prior supervisory experience of undergraduate students.
  • Experience using Microsoft Publisher and/or Photoshop.

Benefits and Salary

Salary range: mid to high $30K, commensurate with experience

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically: Cover letter summarizing qualifications; a current resume; and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of three individuals who may be contacted by the committee as references. Incomplete application packets will not be reviewed. For best consideration, please submit all materials by 5:00 PM on September 22nd, 2017. All inquiries and applications should include the subject line “Toggle Talk Research Associate” and be sent to: toggletalk@umd.edu.

For more information about the Learning to Talk lab, go to learningtotalk.umd.edu andhttp://learningtotalk.umd.edu/toggletalk/.

The University of Maryland-College Park actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Research Assistants, Legal and Investigative Psychology, NYUShanghai

Research assistants:
I am looking for 1-2 research assistants to work at the LIPlab (Legal and Investigative Psychology lab) at NYU Shanghai. The assistant(s) will work at either one or both of the following projects currently running in my laboratory: (1) Using simulated avatar interviews to improve the quality of investigative interviews of children in
cases of suspected child sexual abuse (2) Identifying the distance and lighting thresholds beyond which a later correct identification of a perpetrator is not possible
In the first project, the assistant(s) will create a Chinese version of the simulation. This entails translating background stories of the avatars into Chinese and creating video clips used by the simulation software. The softwares are standard software for the manipulation of audio and video files and it is not necessary to know them in advance. However, a general interest in audio/visual work will be a benefit.
In the second project, the assistant(s) will photograph volunteer students and other young people on university campuses in Shanghai in order to create a database of photographs which can be used in further research. No prior relevant work experience is required but the person should enjoy talking to new people as the persons to be photographed will have to be approached on different university campuses. You may be asked to perform research and organizational tasks other than those described above.
For both positions, it is necessary to have excellent Chinese and satisfactory English skills. Also, you should have a strong interest in legal and investigative psychology. Studies/background in social science/psychology or IT area are best suited for the position(s).
The research assistants may be NYU Shanghai undergraduates in which case they can work a maximum of 40 hours/month (hourly wage of 20 RMB). However, the positions are also open as full time positions for Chinese and international graduate students. International applicants should preferably have at least a Master’s degree. For a full time position the salary will range from 6000-9000RMB/month based on qualifications.
Please, send an email to pekka.santtila@nyu.edu before the 30th of September. Include your resume.

Data Manager (Part-Time) – Department of Psychology

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation’s capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

Georgetown University Early Learning Project (www.elp.georgetown.edu) focuses on children under 5 years of age because this is a time of rapid development in many domains. We are particularly interested in how children pick up information from multiple sources around them.  For this reason we have a number of ongoing projects examining learning and memory, the role of bilingual exposure, parent-child interactions, and learning from media.

The Data Manager will join our newly funded CAFÉ consortium project examining media exposure during early childhood. S/he coordinates shared protocols across the CAFÉ consortium and completes regular data inspection across multiple platforms. The data manager assists with hypothesis testing, creates algorithms to analyze complex data streams, and coordinates with other PIs to ensure data sharing agreements and protocols are in place and followed.  Working with other technology providers who have expertise in data integration, online survey collection, and passive sensing apps, the Data Manager has duties that include but are limited to:

  • Partakes in administrative duties including preparation of data sharing protocols and implementation of those protocols.
  • Develops algorithms to process complex data streams including collation and integration of time use data, survey data and app data.
  • Inspects data in data integration site.
  • Conducts hypothesis testing and data visualization in data integration site and additional statistical analysis using R, python and SPSS as needed.
  • Participates in team meetings, answering logistical questions.   
  • Contacts and coordinates with other technology providers and PIs.
  • Participates in team meetings and answers general questions from the team on a day-to-day basis.

Requirements

  • Bachelors of Science in computer science or related field from a 4-year college
  • Prior data management experience working within a research setting or a commercial setting
  • Expertise in data science and computer programming
  • Ability to create algorithms to analyze complex data streams including data from questionnaires, time use diaries, and mobile phone apps
  • Experience with statistical software (SPSS, R, and python) is preferred

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Apply here: https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Admin_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Data-Manager–Part-Time—-Department-of-Psychology_JR02459

Research Assistant Position on Interoception, LAB @ RHUL, University of London

The Lab of Action and Body (http://www.pc.rhul.ac.uk/sites/lab/) , led by Prof Manos Tsakiris, at the Department of Psychology, Royal Holloway, University of London, is recruiting for a Research Assistant Position. The successful candidate will work with Prof Manos Tsakiris and Dr Ruben Azevedo on a project that will use brain stimulation to investigate the role of interoception in social cognition.

Applicants should have a good BSc in Psychology or related discipline (minimum required degree classification of 2:1) and proven research experience in quantitative data collection as part of psychological or cognitive neuroscience experiments. Experience in social cognitive neuroscience and/or psychophysiology and brain stimulation are highly desirable.

The position is highly suitable for applicants who wish to obtain substantial research experience before commencing a PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience.

Details for this job can be found in http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BEB346/research-assistant

Informal enquiries can be addressed to manos.tsakiris@rhul.ac.uk

Deadline : Midnight, 27 September 2017

Clinical Research Project Manager – job posting

We are seeking a full-time Clinical Research Project Manager to join our team at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.  If you know someone who might be a fit, could you please pass along this posting?  Thank you!

Research Project Manager

We are seeking a Research Project Manager to join our growing team conducting high-impact pediatric research in a fast-paced and mission-focused research environment. Our research focuses on improving the lives of young children, especially those who are at risk for poor neurodevelopmental, behavioral, or growth outcomes. Our work is funded by the NIH, CDC, HRSA, and the March of Dimes.

 

The Research Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and coordination for multiple complex pediatric clinical research projects including a clinical trial, with a special focus on regulatory compliance (IRB, FDA) and data management and analysis using SAS. The research is multi-disciplinary (behavioral sciences, public health, nutrition) and focuses on the development, growth and behavior of young children. This position requires daily work with the Principal Investigator and close contact with Co-Investigators and other internal and external contacts and day-to-day supervision of a team of research assistants/research associates.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  1. Master’s degree in behavioral, clinical or biological sciences or public health.  Recent PhD also appropriate.
  2. Three or more years of academic and/or professional experience in clinical research.
  3. Experience working with children under age 6 years and their families.
  4. Experience managing multiple projects successfully.
  5. Excellent skills in writing, communications, and presentation graphics knowledge required.
  6. Excellent communication and organization skills to effectively interact with medical staff, consultants, external professionals, administrators, and employees at all levels. Significant contact with medical staff, outside vendors and community representatives
  7. Physical ability to tolerate a high level of flexibility in activity levels.

Interested candidates – send CV and cover letter to Sarah.Keim@NationwideChildrens.org

Why come to Nationwide Children’s Hospital?

Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the fastest growing children’s hospitals in the U.S. and the largest based on patient volume.  We have 12 multi-disciplinary Research Centers and rank in the top 10 for NIH funding among our peers. Our research is built on strong collaborative ties with The Ohio State University.  Recent new members of our team (http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/keim-lab) have come from San Diego, Boulder, Chapel Hill, and St Louis. As a global leader in pediatric healthcare, we are the nation’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare network serving a population of over 3 million. As part of the hospital’s strategic growth initiative, a $730 million investment was recently announced to support an unprecedented expansion. At its cornerstone is a new Behavioral Health Pavillion devoted to the mental healthcare of children and adolescents. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2016/06/10/childrens-expansion.html

Why move to Columbus OH?

Columbus is now one of the hot cities for young professionals looking for great career growth and excellent quality of life with a low cost of living.  Learn more about Columbus, OH from Why All the Cool Kids Love Columbus (http://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/north-america/united-states/ohio/why-columbus-should-be-on-your-travel-radar-hipster-city-ohio-next-brooklyn/ ), Best Cities for Millennials (http://www.dispatch.com/content/blogs/the-bottom-line/2015/10/columbus-ranked-tops-for-millennials.html ), and BuzzFeed!    (https://www.buzzfeed.com/keelyflaherty/reasons-ohio-is-the-very-best-of-the-midwest?utm_term=.wfqB9y80b#.hfOe9oakq ) 

Learn more about the Keim Lab: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/keim-lab

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.
Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree.

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.
Equal Opportunity Employer, females, minorities, disabled, veterans.
If you need a disability related accommodation, please call the University Human Resource Services Department at (631) 632- 6161 or the University Hospital Human Resources Department at (631) 444-4700.  In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (631) 632- 6350.  It can also be viewed on line at the University Police website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/police.

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.