Lab Manager Position at University of Rochester

Title: Lab Manager (full time)
Department: Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester
Supervised By: Dr. Laura Elenbaas

 
General Description: The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management of research studies. This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design and presentations at professional conferences. This position would be especially well suited for someone with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, human development, or a related field.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in psychology, human development, or a related field
  • At least two years of experience working with children, preferably in a research setting
  • Ability to proactively multi-task, work independently, and lead small groups
  • Comfort interacting professionally with research partners including teachers, administrators, and parents
  • Willingness to travel to data collection sites not accessible by public transit
  • Willingness to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends as necessary to accommodate lab activities
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Proficiency with common software (e.g., SPSS, Excel, Word, Power Point, MediaLab, Qualtrics)
Specific Responsibilities
  • Participant Recruitment: Coordinate with research partners (e.g., schools, community centers, museums, families) regarding participation in studies on- and off-campus; coordinate compensation for participating sites/individuals; maintain participant database; maintain positive ongoing relationships with research partners through external communications
  • Data Collection: Coordinate participant consent and assent; administer individual interviews, surveys, experimental, and observational protocols on- and off-campus with children and adolescents
  • Team Member Training: Recruit, train, schedule, and monitor teams of Research Assistants engaged in data collection, data entry, transcriptions, protocol development, and other administrative tasks
  • Study Development: Assist with the development of research protocols for children and adolescents including stimuli creation, audio and video editing, use of MediaLab and Qualtrics, literature reviews; some assistance with statistical analyses and presentation, manuscript, and grant preparations
  • Lab Administration: Assist with monitoring project budgets; maintain and order lab equipment and supplies; assist with preparation of IRB documents and monitor research ethics compliance; troubleshoot any challenges that arise in day-to-day lab activities
  • Other lab duties as assigned
Application Materials
Please submit the following:

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

Submit all materials through the University of Rochester careers site. Link to the posting for this position (Job ID 201576): https://ps.its.rochester.edu/psp/PSApplyOnline/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=201576&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin immediately. Preferred start date is August 1st, 2017.

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18-month RA for LuCiD project in Lancaster

We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).

The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.

You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk

Closing date: 7 June 2017.

This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.

Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839
And you can contact me: s.brandt@lancaster.ac.uk

Spanish-English bilingual RA position in reading research —Boston Children’s Hospital

The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant for a number of new projects examining language and reading development from infancy to adolescence. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies (for English and Spanish speaking families) which will include close interaction with pediatricians in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for someone who is bilingual (English-Spanish) and who has experience with the administration of standardized tests (in English and Spanish).

The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Excellent/Native Spanish language knowledge is required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please send a cover letter and CV toNadine.gaab@childrens.harvard.edu before May 28th.

UMD ADHD program seeking an RA with fMRI experience

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.
Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.
Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Research Assistant Position

A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive
neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.

Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.

Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field; and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to
applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.

Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy at mrlabrutgers@gmail.com and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.

Professional Research Assistant position, CU Boulder

The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.

Responsibilities include:
* Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers
* Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.
* Recruiting families and new personnel
* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment
* Overseeing purchases and participant funds
* Managing lab database and website
* Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposals
Opportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.

Preferred Qualifications Include:
*Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals
*Experience with children
*Strong writing and communication skills
*Statistical analysis skills
*Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience
*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting
We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.

Salary is competitive and benefits are included.

To apply, please follow these steps:
1) Go to this link: http://tinyurl.com/kqah26e and click “Apply Online”
2) Login, or Create a new account if you don’t have one
3) Upload the requested materials: cover letter, resume, transcript/proof of highest degree earned
4) Ask for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly by letter-writers to cogdevctr@colorado.edu

In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.

Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL FINAL APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.

Questions? Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6389

Clinical Research Assistant Position at The Ohio State University Medical Center

The BabyTalk Project (PI: Derek Houston, PhD) at the Buckeye Center for Hearing and Development in the department of Otolaryngology at The Ohio State University Medical Center seeks a curious, motivated, and organized individual to serve as a full-time research assistant for an NIH-funded project studying the language development of children with hearing loss. An ideal candidate will be a recent college graduate who majored in Psychology or a related field and is looking for additional research experience before applying to graduate school.

The BabyTalk Project examines the role of input in children’s speech and language outcomes using a variety of methodologies and experimental designs. The research assistant will be responsible for recruiting and scheduling our normal-hearing participants, some of whom will participate longitudinally. She or he also will coordinate these families’ visits with other team members, including speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Consequently, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills. Because this individual will assist with data collection using both video studies and behavioral paradigms, she or he should have prior experience working with children and families. To learn more, please visit our lab’s website: go.osu.edu/babytalk

The research assistant will work directly with the project manager to train undergraduate research volunteers and establish and maintain laboratory protocols. Strong time management skills are therefore essential. The ideal candidate will be poised and comfortable balancing various responsibilities at a time. He or she will be patient, eager to learn, and resourceful.

The start day is flexible, although we prefer someone who could start this summer (July, 2017).

To apply: please send a CV and cover letter to the project manager, Jessa Reed, Ph.D. at Jessica.Reed2@osumc.edu. Please also have three letters of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to Jessa as well. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Graduate Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology and Preschool Education – University of Oxford

Graduate Research Assistant in Developmental Psychology and Preschool Education
Department of Experimental Psychology, Oxford
Grade 6: £27,629 – £32,958 p.a.
 
We are seeking a graduate researcher to join a new project investigating cognitive and educational foundations of preschool mathematics skills. The position will involve employing standardised assessments and experimental measures with young children, their parents and preschool providers in Oxfordshire.
 
The post is funded by the Nuffield Foundation until 31 January 2019, and it involves an exciting collaboration between the Department of Experimental Psychology, the Department of Education and expert advisors in Early Years Education.
 
The postholder will be responsible for the day-to-day administration of the research project and contribute to wider project planning, and knowledge exchange activities involving local teachers and childcare providers. As this post involves travel to local preschools to collect data this would be facilitated by having access to own reliable transport.
 
You will hold a good undergraduate degree and have a keen interest in developmental psychology and early education. As well as experience of data analysis and the use of basic statistical packages, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to manage your own research and administrative activities.
 
The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 16 May 2017 and interviews will be held on Tuesday 23 May.
 
You will be required to upload a covering letter explaining how you meet the job requirements, as well as a CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.
Contact Person :
Vacancy ID :
128556
Contact Phone :
01865 271346
Closing Date :
16-May-2017
Contact Email :

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.

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: