Lab Manager @ U Delaware

UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE

Dr. Roberta M. Golinkoff

POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR START DATE AROUND JUNE 1, 2017

FULL-TIME LABORATORY MANAGER 

The Child’s Play, Learning and Development Lab at the University of Delaware needs a highly capable, eager, and well-spoken individual to serve as a full-time laboratory manager and project coordinator for an IES-funded project to develop a language assessment for toddlers. 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. Former laboratory coordinators have accumulated paper presentations and publications and then gone on to the graduate schools of their choice. 

 

The laboratory is extremely active and highly collaborative with a focus on language acquisition, spatial skills, and learning through play. Strong writing skills are essential as the lab manager collaborates on publications, writes grant reports, and presents at conferences. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, and organizational skills are a must as the lab manager connects the lab to the University IRB office, manages participant recruitment, and oversees purchasing equipment and supplies. As the project coordinator for the IES language grant, the lab manager organizes meetings between the different sites, collects data at local preschools and daycares, and plays a strong role in the development of the assessment. 

The lab manager must also have excellent social skills. In addition to training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, the lab manager cultivates a team orientation and fosters a high degree of professionalism among laboratory members. The applicant must be excellent with young children and their parents as well as with the staff they interface with at the University and in the field. Previous research experience in a psychology or related laboratory is required and an interest and background in how young children learn is desirable. 

Upon mutual satisfaction, you would be asked to make a commitment to remain for a two-year term that offers full, excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and an exciting working environment. Preferred start date is June 1, 2017. 

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to the current Laboratory Manager, Tara Saunders, at tsaund@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well. Please submit all materials by April 15, 2017.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/home/legal-notices. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. 

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff is looking for a dynamic post-doctoral researcher to join her team for an NSF-funded project on guided learning through playful experiences. 

The post-doctoral researcher will coordinate closely with Dr. Golinkoff in developing new projects that seek to understand how playful guidance can best be integrated with exploration to facilitate young children’s learning across formal and informal settings. There are many opportunities for publications on this and related projects in this very active lab. The researcher will participate in, and sometimes lead, reading groups and research meetings to address issues as they arise in the lab. 

The responsibilities of the project include:

· Developing research protocols 

· Assisting with grant applications

· Data collection at the lab as well as in the field

· Training and supervision of undergraduate and graduate RAs and other project staff

· Data coding and analysis

· Writing and dissemination of results for internal reports and peer-reviewed publications

· Presentation of findings at conferences

Required qualifications:

· Ph.D. in Psychology, Education, or a related field

· Experience working with children/families in research settings

· Ability to travel to off-site locations 

· Broad training including, cognitive development, science of learning, and/or early childhood education   

· Excellent interpersonal, leadership, writing, and organizational skills

· Experience analyzing and publishing data

· Proficiency with SPSS, SAS, and/or R 

The appointment is for one year with renewal possible, contingent on performance.  The position offers full, excellent benefits (including dental, medical, and vision).  Preferred start date is negotiable but no later than August 1, 2017.

Materials: please send a CV, cover letter, and the names and contact information for your three recommenders to Laura Zimmermann at lzimmerm@udel.edu.  Please also have your three recommenders send their letters there as well.

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Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain at the University of Pennsylvania

We are now accepting applications for our Undergraduate Summer Workshop in the Interdisciplinary Study of Mind and Brain Sciences, scheduled June 4-17, 2017. This year’s topics are (1) Social and Decision Sciences and (2) Computational Neuroscience. Participants will attend lectures from distinguished researchers these fields, participate in labs and lab tours involving some of the latest technologies and research methods, and attend panel discussions on the future of interdisciplinary mind and brain studies as well as career and professional development in these fields.

Students with a strong interest in social and decision sciences and/or computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. We also encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply. Summer Workshop participants will receive free room and board on campus, plus a travel stipend.

Applications are due March 15th. For more information, please see our website: http://web.sas.upenn.edu/cogsci/summer/

If you have any questions, please contact us at: IMBsummerworkshop@sas.upenn.edu

Full-time Lab Manager / Research Assistant at University of Delaware – Language Acquisition and Brain Lab

The Language Acquisition & Brain Lab at the University of Delaware (QLAB), directed by Dr. Zhenghan Qi, seeks a highly capable and motivated individual to serve as a full time Limited Term Researcher (LTR).  LTR’s are appointed for a one-year term, with reappointment possible based on performance and funding for two additional years. The QLAB utilizes cutting-edge technology (eye-tracking, EEG, and fMRI) to probe the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language development in both the healthy population and children with developmental disorders (e.g. autism spectrum disorders, dyslexia, and language impairment). This candidate will serve as a research assistant and laboratory manager.

Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible for design and implementation of experiments; conducting behavioral and neuroimaging experiments; data analysis; and performing basic administrative duties, including maintaining compliance with the University IRB, purchasing materials, and managing participant outreach and recruitment.

The candidate will work directly with the PI and will have opportunities to participate in reading groups and research seminars; attend conferences; collaborate on publications; and supervise undergraduate researchers. The candidate may also participate in a number of ongoing collaborative projects with faculty at other universities including MIT, Harvard Medical School, Boston University, and the University of Sydney.

This position is ideally suited for individuals who are interested in pursuing a doctorate degree in the fields of medicine, communication sciences and disorders, cognitive neuroscience, psychology, and education.

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, physics, math, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related field is required. Prior research experience in developmental psychology or neuroimaging labs is desired. Proficiency in programming languages (e.g. MATLAB, Python, or BASH) is strongly preferred. The candidate must be self-motivated, mature, and able to interact with children and families.

The position offers excellent benefits (including dental and vision) and a dynamic and exciting working environment. A review of applications will begin on 15 March 2017, and the position will remain open until filled. The expected start date for the position is Fall 2017 (August or September).

Materials: Please submit a CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and contact information of three references sent to Dr. Zhenghan Qi, at zqi@udel.edu.

CCC@Yale Summer Internship

Canine Cognition Center at Yale Summer Internship

Duration: June 5-July 28, 2017

The Canine Cognition Center at Yale (under the directorship of Dr. Laurie Santos) is seeking curious and motivated college students or recent graduates for our Summer Internship program. Our center studies the cognitive abilities of dogs to better understand the origins of human social cognition.  Interns will aid in planning and carrying out studies with a team of other students while working directly with dogs. They will also work on coding projects and analysis of data, all while having the opportunity to learn new statistical software and video-editing procedures. Interns will also participate in a weekly lab meeting seminar where they can learn more about canine cognition and cognitive development.

Interns will also have several direct opportunities for mentorship and professional development. All interns will collaborate closely with graduate student mentors. Summer interns will also participate in a Professional Development series led by Dr. Santos. These weekly workshops are aimed at helping students prepare for graduate school. Interns will gain practice writing personal statements and learn about graduate applications more broadly.

Requirements
*   Commitment of up to 40 hours a week for 8 weeks
*   Basic computer skills and knowledge of MS Office
*   Comfort and experience with dogs in any setting
*   Previous psychology research experience is strongly preferred

For more information and our application, visit http://doglab.yale.edu/summer-internship. For other questions, please contactcanine.cognition@yale.edu.

Thanks,

CCC@Yale