Research Assistant Position at Northwell Health

 The Center for Addiction Services and Personalized Interventions Research (CASPIR) is looking for a full-time Research Assistant to work on several clinical and research projects for developing brief, evidence-based interventions for Substance Use Disorders. At CASPIR, our mission is to transform substance use treatment by using digital methods to collect data and evaluate the effectiveness of our treatment programs. We strive to revolutionize the process of behavior change. As a Research Assistant, you will be responsible for conducting assessments/interviews with study participants, data management, participant tracking and follow-up, and other relevant project activities.

Qualifications: B.A./B.S. degree, required; preferred candidates will have psychology as their undergraduate major or experience in the field, basic knowledge of Substance Use Disorders, research experience (including general knowledge of research methods and some data management and analyses experience), and some knowledge of Microsoft Office, SPSS, and SQL.

Location: Great Neck, NY

Contact: Interested candidates, please send a cover letter and CV to Nehal Vadhan, Ph.D. at nvadhan@northwell.edu.

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Two research assistant positions at Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in Nashville, Tennessee has two staff openings, for a Research Analyst-I (new position) and a Research Analyst-II (posted recently).

RESEARCH ANALYST-I: Rhythm & Grammar in Children (new position)

The Research Analyst-I in the Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab in the Department of Otolaryngology (Vanderbilt University Medical Center) is responsible for implementation and coordination of studies on rhythm and language skills in children using behavioral assessments. The Lab is a fast-paced and exciting environment that engages students from a wide range of Vanderbilt undergraduate and graduate programs, and also serves as the hub of the Program for Music, Mind & Society at Vanderbilt, a campus-wide initiative. The RA-I will work collaboratively with students, staff, and the PI (Reyna Gordon, PhD) to carry out a series of ongoing NIH-funded studies that investigate the biological basis of music and speech. Continue reading

Research Coordinator Position at NYU Medical Center

Research in the Center for Early Childhood Health and Development in the Division of Health and Behavior in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine is aimed at developing and evaluating school and family based programs. Current efforts are focused on the evaluation of ParentCorps, an enhancement to Pre-Kindergarten programming that aims to promote positive achievement and behavioral outcomes for students attending high-poverty elementary schools.

We are looking for staff to coordinate and manage data activities related to professional learning and implementation of ParentCorps in early childhood settings, and the evaluation of ParentCorps implementation in NYC. We are seeking dynamic, dedicated, and team-oriented candidates with exemplary organizational skills. Candidates will have prior experience working with children and diverse populations, with human subjects’ research and proficiency with technology (e.g., online surveys, data entry in SPSS, PowerPoint). Ideally, candidates will also have experience in early childhood settings and experience in and comfort with implementation of evidence-based interventions. Thorough training in all procedures, training content and ParentCorps will be provided. Continue reading

Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School – Labs of Cognitive Neuroscience job postings

There are two positions described below.

The Faja Lab within the LCN is seeking a Research Study Coordinator for a new NIMH-funded project examining the emergence of executive function difficulties in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relative to children with developmental delays or no developmental concerns. The project will use electrophysiology, behavioral, clinical, and parent report measures in a group of children who are participating at multiple time points. Responsibilities will include oversight of day-to-day operations of the project as well as coordination for a lab with research focused on autism spectrum disorders. This involves working with a diverse team of undergraduate students, graduate students, fellows, and staff members. Additional duties include grant preparation, preparing progress reports, and IRB management. The coordinator will perform standardized developmental, cognitive and physiological assessments. Finally, the coordinator will contribute to processing, scoring, and cleaning data with the opportunity to analyze and present research results at conferences and in manuscripts. Continue reading

Lab Manager Position, Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

The Infant Language and Perceptual Learning Lab at the University of Tennessee directed by Dr. Jessica Hay is looking for highly organized and energetic person to serve as a full-time lab manager. The lab conducts research on language acquisition, including speech segmentation and word learning, as well as speech perception in infants, young children, and adults. Research duties will focus primarily on an ongoing 5-year NIH-funded project on early language acquisition. The Lab Manager will have the opportunity to work on all aspects of the research process, from design to dissemination. Research duties include, but are not limited to: managing research projects in the lab; creating stimuli; programming experiments; recruiting participants; testing infant, child, and adult participants, using behavioral and eye tracking methodologies; conducting literature searches; coding and analyzing data; assisting with manuscript editing and preparation; and preparing conference presentations. There is the possibility of becoming a co-author on manuscripts submitted for publication. Administrative duties include, but are not limited to: recruiting, hiring, and training undergraduate volunteers; coordinating with graduate students on lab projects; managing participant scheduling; community outreach; recruitment and database management in coordination with the other developmental labs in the department; purchasing equipment; hardware/software maintenance; managing human subject protocols; assisting with expense and grant management; maintaining lab website; coordinating lab events and meetings; and general faculty support. Preferred start date of June 4th, 2018 to allow for overlap with current lab manager. Continue reading

Lab manager position at the University of Notre Dame

The Infant Studies Lab at the University of Notre Dame seeks a full-time Project Coordinator. The start date of this position is as early as possible, but ideally no later than June 1, 2018. Note that the appointment is relatively short-term – through December 2018.

The lab is directed by Dr. Jill Lany, and its members consist of a hardworking team of graduate and undergraduate students. More about the lab can be found at ndinfantstudieslab.com

The Project Coordinator will aid in carrying out NSF funded research projects on the development of early language skills. Managing the project includes diverse responsibilities, including scheduling and supervising other researchers and research assistants; recruiting participants; data collection, coding, and preparation for analyses; maintaining computers and data collection equipment. We are seeking applicants with the following qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • One or more years of significant experience working in a research laboratory
  • Good computer skills (e.g., proficiency with Word and Excel are essential; proficiency with one or more other packages (e.g., SPSS, R, Matlab, etc.) is desirable)
  • Experience and comfort with working with digital audio files, pictures and movies, as well as interfaces between software and hardware for creating and displaying such stimuli
  • Experience working with infants and/or children and their parents

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Lab Manager Position: Northeastern University Communication Development Lab

The Communication Development Lab (https://www.northeastern.edu/cdl/), directed by Dr. David J. Lewkowicz at Northeastern University in Boston is seeking a full-time lab manager. This is a benefits-earning position that requires a minimum 1-year commitment although a 2-year commitment is preferred. The lab manager’s duties include recruitment and scheduling of infants and young children, testing of infants and children in the lab as well as at off-campus sites (daycare centers, museums), data management and database maintenance, supervision of student research assistants, and administrative responsibilities.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related field, and at least 1-year experience working in a research lab with infants and young children. Strong computer, statistical, and managerial skills are essential. In addition, the successful candidate must be highly attentive to details, have excellent interpersonal skills, be capable of working independently as well as with others in a complex, demanding, and exciting research environment, and must enjoy interacting with children and their parents. Continue reading