The NYU Infant Cognition and Communication Lab, directed by Dr. Athena Vouloumanos at New York University, seeks a full-time project manager beginning June 2014. This NIH-funded project examines infants’ early voice and face processing to help identify young infants who have an increased risk for later social impairments typical of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Job duties include: (1) working with local organizations and researchers to recruit infant participants; (2) scheduling and conducting experiments with infants and young children in a laboratory setting; (3) training and coordinating volunteers and research assistants; (4) being a liaison to our second testing site in Calgary, and arranging monthly meetings with researchers; (5) administrative duties, including data management, IRB, and budget maintenance.
Candidates should have: a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related scientific field such as cognitive science; one or more years of research experience; the ability to work independently; keen attention to detail; excellent public relations skills; and the ability to interact warmly and professionally with parents and children. Strong organization, computational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills are essential. Experience working with infants and with eye-tracking methodology is preferred. A two-year commitment is required.
How to apply: Please send the following documents collated in one pdf file to Amy Yamashiro (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line “Project Manager Position”
1. A brief cover letter explaining your interest, research experience, and career goals
2. A current resume highlighting your research experience
3. Unofficial college transcript
4. Two reference letters from research supervisors (can be sent under separate cover directly by the supervisors)
For best consideration, please apply by March 20th, 2014.
From the LGBT Studies Program (Deadline: March 31):
In 2002, Hofstra University established an unprecedented scholarship program for students engaged in service to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. The program is designed to demonstrate Hofstra’s commitment to equality and support for LGBT individuals. The program now includes the Hofstra Law School Fellowships for Advocacy for the Equality of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People, as well as another scholarship for undergraduates, which is described here.
The intent of this scholarship is to promote activism in support of the LGBT community. This scholarship is open to any applicant, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who has a demonstrable record or strong potential in support of LGBT activism. The award committee recognizes that so-called “straight allies” can have a dramatic impact on LGBT issues, and strongly encourages their applications.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and experience promoting activism in support of the LGBT community. The amount of the scholarship is dependent on academic ability, with high achieving students eligible for full tuition scholarships and summer stipends for academic or activist pursuits. Recipients of the scholarship will choose a faculty mentor who will serve as a source of support and advice in addition to the student’s academic advisor.
The Mildred Elizabeth McGinnis Endowed Scholarship
Another scholarship, the Mildred Elizabeth McGinnis Endowed Scholarship, was established to assist LGBT students in the Humanities. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of demonstrated economic need to an undergraduate LGBT student majoring in any Humanities discipline with at least a 3.0 GPA. (If no suitable LGBT student is identified, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who can show assistance to the LGBT community along with all the other terms of the requirements.)
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic ability and their demonstrable record or strong potential to support LGBT activism. In addition to the usual Hofstra application process, applicants for the scholarship must submit an essay that discusses past, current, and/or future LGBT activism, or describes the applicant’s thoughts and convictions on a particular LGBT issue. The applicant can also provide supporting letters and documentation as evidence of past or current activism.
Deadline for all applications is Friday, April 4, 2014.
Hofstra University, through a generous donation from the family and friends of Hofstra alumna Allison Kim Levy, offers two $1250 awards along with a certificate of recognition, for good works within the community. Students, faculty, and staff of the University are eligible. Examples of service include such activities as development of community programs (e.g., initiating food distribution programs for the needy; tutoring programs for underachieving children, etc); or volunteer service in community programs (e.g., coordinating volunteers to help in food distribution; helping families to have access to community services by providing public announcements); or direct service in the community to individuals with special needs (e.g., reading for the visually impaired; in home behavior modification for the autistic child, etc.).
The program is administered through the Department of Psychology and awards are made on a yearly basis. This call for nominations is for work conducted during the 2013 calendar year and winners will be announced at the annual awards ceremony of the National Honor Society in Psychology in May.
Nominations for the Allison Kim Levy Continuing Acts of Kindness Endowed Memorial Award must include a written description of no more than 500 words of the nominated individual’s contributions to the community and there must also be two corroborating letters from two members of the community.
The written description and corroborating letters should be sent to Dr. Robert W. Motta, Director of the Psy.D. Program in School-Community Psychology, Psychology Department, 205 Hauser Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York 11549. A committee will select the winners.
Deadline for all applications is Friday, April 4, 2014
The Social Perception Action and Motivation (SPAM) Lab at New York University run by Dr. Emily Balcetis is seeking undergraduate applicants for the 2014 summer research program. The program provides a rich and comprehensive training opportunity for a select group of interested and enthusiastic undergraduate volunteer research assistants. The program will take a hands-on approach to research and statistics, with a focus on projects related to motivation and social cognition.
Program Director: Dr. Emily Balcetis
Program dates: June 9 – July 25
Location: New York University in Manhattan
Eligibility: While this opportunity is available to any student who wishes to be considered, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from:
-Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in receiving training in research methods
-Women interested in receiving additional training in math and statistics
-Men interested in studying psychological processes
-Under-represented racial and ethnic minorities
-Students from smaller colleges, liberal arts institutions, and community colleges
For more information and application materials, visit:
Contact Yael Granot (email@example.com) or Dr. Emily Balcetis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Elisabeth Ploran is looking for several volunteer undergraduate research assistants to help with cleaning and coding interview data from Hurricane Sandy victims. Volunteers will work with graduate student mentors on the development of a data cleaning protocol and the use of a specific word coding system to identify personal narrative themes within the interview transcriptions. Expectations will be that volunteers put in at least 5 hours per week starting after Spring Break and continuing through the end of the semester. Dedicated, motivated research assistants may be asked onto the second part of the project commencing in the summer, with the possibility of pay. If interested, please send Dr. Ploran an email (email@example.com) by March 7th with your name, year, and a brief paragraph on why you are interested in the project.
Drs. Masnick and Weingartner are seeking research assistants to help with an experiment that examines the effectiveness of various text structures on reading comprehension and memory. Volunteers would assist with the preparation of stimuli to be used in the experiment and with data collection. 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).
To apply for the position please email the following to Dr. Masnick (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Your unofficial transcript
- A paragraph that conveys why you want to be involved in psychological research and how you believe the experience might benefit you
Kaplan partners with Hofstra Continuing Education to bring free programming on campus to help students learn everything regarding graduate school entrance exams. This spring, we are offering students the opportunity to take the GRE, LSAT, and MCAT Practice Test on campus on Saturday, March 1 at 10am. We simulate the test day experience so students can pinpoint their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to these tests and the types of questions they receive.
Locations: GRE: TBA; LSAT, Breslin 111; MCAT, Breslin 112
We are also offering GMAT, DAT, OAT, and PCAT online throughout February and March. Students can take the tests in the comfort of their homes and get their results immediately.
Students can enroll at http://bit.ly/hofsp14.