Drs. Masnick and Weingartner are seeking two to four research assistants to help with a few different projects as needed, in the area of cognitive psychology. One experiment examines the effectiveness of various text structures on reading comprehension and memory. Another project looks at writing in engineering classes. Another set looks at reasoning about numbers in different contexts. Volunteers would assist with data collection and data entry, and would participate in lab discussions about research plans. We ask for a minimum time commitment of 5 hours per week. Eligible candidates must have earned an A- or above in Research Methods and Design (PSY 141). If interested, please email your responses to the questions on this form to Dr. Weingartner: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Michael Widroff and I am in the Clinical program at Hofstra. This coming Fall semester I am looking to get 2-3 RAs to assist me in my research. I am conducting psychophysiology research with subliminal processing of stimuli. I will be working at the counseling center and teaching a section of PSY 001, which gives me the advantage of being on campus a lot, but it does not give me much availability for running participants. The study requires only one subject be run at a time, the whole study takes about 30 mins with a little bit of prep time and data recording afterwards.
Hello, my name is Trish Kennedy, I am a 4th year student in the School-Community Psy.D. program here at Hofstra. I am hoping to begin data collection for my dissertation this coming fall. My study is an 8 week intervention study looking at the effects of exercise environment (indoor vs outdoor) on anxiety in college students. I am hoping to recruit two or three upper level undergraduates to work as research assistance. I am looking for students with a major GPA of 3.3 or higher, who have completed research methods, and live on campus, or have access to a car to get to campus. A background as a student athlete (high school or college; especially running) is a plus, but not required. The commitment would be between 2 and 3 hours a week, and would run from September until the end of the fall semester. Interested students should email me at email@example.com by August 18 and should include a letter of interest and this form.
The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE)
New York University School of Medicine
We are seeking a Spanish-English bilingual project assistant to work on behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. We are examining parenting interventions designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations in the context of a randomized controlled trial at Bellevue Hospital Center and in the context of a clinical program at Woodhull Medical Center. The candidate will be responsible for assisting in multiple project tasks, and will work with a multidisciplinary team of pediatricians, psychologists, social workers, and other child development professionals.
- Recruit research participants and obtain informed consent
- Conduct interviews with parents about a range of topics, including screens for depression and questions about their child’s development and behaviors
- Perform developmental assessments of toddler and preschool children’s cognitive and language development, as well as self-regulation
- Meet with families to discuss parenting issues
- Videotape and transcribe parents and children interacting together
- Translate research-related documents
- Code videotapes (using micro-analytic coding techniques)
- Maintain databases and perform data entry
- Schedule and track visits with families
- Provide general support related to research tasks such as manuscript writing and grant preparation
- Conduct literature reviews
- Assist with coordination of volunteers including scheduling
- Provide general administrative support for team members, including assisting with purchasing of supplies, scheduling, making copies, etc.
- Provide support for Institutional Review Board and documentation
- Fluency in both English and Spanish
- 2+ years research experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, human/child development, or related field
- Previous experience with and continued interest in working with children and families
- The ideal candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for working with families and can flexibly adjust to project demands
This is a full time position with benefits. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you are interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to Adriana Weisleder, PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please write “BELLE Project Assistant” in the subject line and indicate your level of Spanish fluency in your cover letter.
As of today, Dr. Weingartner will no longer be the assistant chair for advisement. Dr. Craig Johnson is taking her place. You can reach out to Dr. Johnson for questions about your DAR, concerns about graduating on time, or any other general concerns. Dr. Johnson will touch base closer to the start of the Fall semester with information about his regular office hours. In the meantime, for pressing matters that cannot wait until the Fall, email Dr. Johnson to schedule an appointment: Craig.A.Johnson@hofstra.edu Note that if Dr. Weingartner is your appointed faculty advisor, that is still the case.
Dr. Elisabeth Ploran is looking for 2-3 research assistants this summer to work on a project examining hurricane evacuation order compliance among residents of Long Island. Responsibilities will include preparing transcriptions of interviews for language analysis, coding interviews for themes, and developing new evacuation order messaging. Interested students should send a letter of intent and the new research assistant application (found here: https://hofstrapsychadvising.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/ura_application.docx) to Elisabeth.J.Ploran@hofstra.edu by 7/8 for consideration. Hourly pay is available for the summer months!