Paid Research Assistant Position (fMRI Studies of Vision, Computation, and Cognition) – Vanderbilt University

A full-time research assistant position is available in Frank Tong’s lab at Vanderbilt University to work on fMRI studies of human vision. Our lab is interested in the fundamental mechanisms of visual perception, attention, face and object recognition, and working memory. Our research approach includes visual psychophysics, intensive computational analysis, high-resolution fMRI at 7 Tesla, TMS, and other advanced methodologies.

Responsibilities include coordinating multiple lab projects, assisting with fMRI, TMS, eye tracking, and behavioral studies, and analyzing behavioral and brain imaging data. BA/BS required, preferably in neuroscience, computer science or engineering, psychology, or the like. Strong technical and computational skills are required; experience with computer programming is highly preferred.

Start date is for early summer of 2014. A minimum two-year commitment is required. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience. VU/EO/AAE.

For more info about our research, see our lab website:

To apply, please send a CV, names of three references, and a statement of interest to Chris Angeloni,

Paid Research Assistant Position (developmental disorders) – UConn

The Cognitive Science Program at UConn seeks to fill a full-time three-year end-date Research Assistant II, AAUP, position.  This position spans a number of labs in different departments, all of which focus on research involving child participants, both typically developing and those with neurodevelopmental or other disorders.  This position will receive undergraduate student support.  Anticipated start date is June 27, 2014.

Duties:   Participant recruitment in the community, including schools, preschools, libraries, doctors’ offices, etc.; participant recruitment via social media and other internet-based formats; assist in developing and coordinating a child participant database accessible to multiple labs that conduct research with children; training and coordination of volunteers and project research assistants; coordinate data collection at off-campus locations; assist with the delivery of workshops and other outreach activities for parents, teachers, and other study collaborators; enter and maintain accurate and confidential database records; some travel required, weekend and non-business hours occasionally as well; perform other related duties.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor¹s degree in neurobiology, human development, allied health, speech and hearing sciences, psychology, linguistics, or a related discipline; additional experience of one or more years in the conduct of health or natural/social science research or equivalent combination of education and experience; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, including strengths in public relations; ability to work independently; some experience working with children and their families; must have valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications:  Basic familiarity with database design and maintenance (ACCESS or similar); basic computer skills in web design and social media; at least one year of experience working with children and their families.

For full consideration, candidates should submit a letter of application, resume and the names of three references online using Husky Hire  Screening of applicants will begin immediately.  Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.  The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.  (2014543)


Paid Research Assistant Position (neurocognitive mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders) – Bethesda, MD

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Development and Affective Neuroscience (SDAN), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2014. SDAN conducts research on the pathophysiology, development, treatment, and prevention of mental illness, which begins in childhood. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying anxiety disorders.
The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A two-year commitment is expected. Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and normal volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient clinic visits. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews and treatment sessions with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.
IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):

Interested individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:
Emily Ronkin:

Research Assistant Position for Spring 2014 – Social Psychology

Dr. Craig Johnson is looking for undergraduate psychology majors to assist with his research. His research team is currently working on projects in several areas. Most of their research falls within the realm of social psychology. Topics include prejudice, stereotyping, environmental attitudes, and the effect of group identities on memory. Assistants will be asked to contribute to study development, run experimental sessions, and code subject responses. Assistants should be able to commit to a minimum of three hours per week.
If interested, please send Dr. Johnson an email at:
Include in your note of interest your class standing (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior) and your GPA in psychology.

Opportunity for students to meet with Hofstra Psych grad about her work / grad school experiences

Hofstra’s Honors College invites all students (not just those who are in Honors College) to attend a Breakfast with Louise Walters (class of 2012)  on Wed, March 26, at 9 am in the HUHC conference room, 244 Axinn, second floor. To read about Louise’s recent activities, click here.

Graduate school information session – Wed, 3/26, 11:30, Hauser 109

Dr. William Sanderson  (Professor of Clinical Psychology at Hofstra) will give a talk about admissions requirements and other important details to consider for applying to graduate programs in Clinical Psychology. It’s never to early to start thinking about life after college. Even if graduation is a ways off for you, if you think graduate school is in your future, you should attend Dr. Sanderson’s talk.

Research Assistant Position for Spring 2014 – Cognitive Mechanisms of Self-Regulation

Aaron Trooper, a graduate student in the Hofstra Psych department, is looking for a research assistant for the data collection phase of his dissertation, which relates to the cognitive mechanisms of self-regulation. This would be relevant to students interested in social, cognitive, clinical, or health psychology.

Responsibilities will depend on the RA’s interest and capabilities, but at minimum would include independently running subjects using both paper and computer based cognitive tasks, and maintaining data collected. Experience may also include data analysis and use of psychological experiment software if appropriate.

Applicant Criteria: I am looking for someone with prior research experience and a minimum GPA of 3.5, who is willing to work both autonomously and collaboratively. Interested students should email Inclusion of resume is a big plus.