Dr. Craig Johnson is the new Assistant Chair for Advisement

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.

Summer research assistant position with Dr. Ploran (Hofstra)

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!

Lab Coordinator Opening- Barnard Cognitive Development Center

The Barnard Cognitive Development Center at Barnard College, Columbia University is seeking a confident, motivated, and creative individual to work as a full-time lab coordinator. This position is ideal for a recent college graduate hoping to go on to graduate work in psychology.

The lab coordinator will work in a highly collaborative environment alongside Dr. Koleen McCrink.  BCDC is a busy, active environment, with many research projects running concurrently in the lab, as well as throughout NYC at elementary schools, day cares, and children’s museums. Our research focuses on the development of mathematical and spatial knowledge from infancy (5 months) to adulthood.

The position begins in September of 2014, and continues for one year.  There is the possibility of an additional year contingent on performance and fit.


As the public face of the lab, the lab coordinator must be at ease recruiting participants in and around the Morningside Heights neighborhood and interfacing with the parents and families who participate in our studies. The coordinator must also be comfortable interacting with babies and young children. Additionally, the coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the undergraduate staff, requiring a balance of strong managerial capability alongside the ability to foster a productive, fun environment.

The lab coordinator must be highly organized and attentive to detail, as s/he will be responsible for the management of all laboratory finances, participant recruitment and community outreach, IRB management, and general laboratory upkeep, including purchasing of supplies, technological maintenance, etc. Additionally, the lab coordinator should be computer-proficient, particularly on Macs, and should also be comfortable with SPSS and experiment-running software such as SuperLab.

The ideal applicant possesses all of the above qualities, will have graduated with a degree in psychology or cognitive science, has experience working with children in a research environment, plans on continuing to graduate school in the field, and is looking for an exciting, challenging work environment.

For more information on the laboratory, visit www.barnardbaby.com.

This is a salaried position with full benefits.  Candidates interested in this position should contact Koleen McCrink (kmccrink@barnard.edu) with their resume, cover letter including research experience and interests, and contact information for 2 references. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until July 21st.

Job Opportunity – Park Terrace Care Center (Queens)


Immediate opportunity available at Park Terrace Care Center, an inpatient sub-acute brain injury rehabilitation facility in Queens, NY. The program is certified by the NYS Department of Health, is part of Mt. Sinai and New York University’s TBI Model Systems of Care, andhas a research affiliation with Weill Cornell Medical College.The Cognitive Retrainer will provide a diverse range of services in both individual and group settings (assessment, coma stimulation, community re-entry training) to patients with moderate to severe brain injuries. Research responsibilities include data collection and entry, statistical analysis and interpretation using SPSS. A Master’s degree in Psychology or related field, neuropsychological testing and/or cognitive remediation experience are desirable. Recent graduates (May 2014) with outstanding academic records will also be considered.

Questions, please contact:
Amy Rosenbaum, PhD
Director of Neuropsychological Rehabilitation and Director of Research
Park Terrace Care Center
59-20 Van Doren Street
Rego Park, NY 11368
718-592-9200 ext.235
Interested candidates may email or fax their CV and letter of interest to TBI Coordinator: 718-699-0940 or tbi@park-terrace.com

Lab Manager position – NYU

BELLE Project – Lab Manager Position

New York University School of Medicine

The Bellevue Project for Early Language, Literacy, and Education Success (BELLE) at New York University School of Medicine is looking for a highly capable individual to serve as a full-time lab manager for an NIH-funded project evaluating the effectiveness of pediatric primary care interventions to enhance school readiness in at-risk children.

The BELLE project, led by Dr. Alan Mendelsohn, is dedicated to developing and evaluating interventions aimed at promoting parent-child interactions to enhance school readiness in low-income children. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including psychology and education, in collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as general and developmental-behavioral pediatrics, to investigate the role of pediatric primary health care as a universal-platform for population-scaleable preventive interventions to enhance responsive parenting.

The lab manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the lab. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: supervising research assistants, overseeing data collection and subject recruitment, assisting with manuscript editing and preparation, managing human subjects protocols, and assisting with expense and grant management. The position also includes administrative duties such as purchasing lab supplies, coordinating lab events and meetings, and serving as the lab’s liaison with department administrators, collaborators, and the university’s IRB.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in psychology, human development, public health, or a related field, and at least one year of research experience. A Master’s degree in a scientific or health-related field, as well as experience conducting research in clinical settings, is desirable but not required.

The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, have considerable knowledge of computer applications (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, online research tools, and search databases), and previous administrative experience. Proficiency with statistical analysis software (e.g., SPSS, Stata, etc.) and experience conducting developmental assessments is a plus. Must be able to pay close attention to detail and should possess excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills. Must be confident working independently as well as with others in a fast-paced research environment. Must also be comfortable working with parents and young children.

This is a full time position with benefits. The expected start date is June/July 2014. A verbal 1- to 2-year commitment is required. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with the aim of concluding this search as soon as possible. If you are interested, please submit a CV and cover letter to Adriana Weisleder, PhD (adriana.weisleder@nyumc.org).

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, chris.angeloni@vanderbilt.edu

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 www.jobs.uconn.edu.  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)