Research Assistant at SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn)

Title: Research Assistant, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Full-time, Brooklyn NY)

The successful candidate will conduct office administrative and day-to-day work, and assist two research laboratories with their neuroscience communication and outreach. A background in biology/psychology/neuroscience and/or science writing is strongly preferred.

The successful candidate will conduct related office administrative and day-to-day work, and assist two research laboratories with their neuroscience communication and outreach. Duties will include conducting and summarizing searches of the neuroscience and psychology research literature, scheduling, filing, making travel arrangements, updating and preparing press releases, assisting with manuscript and grant writing, and proofreading. A background in biology/psychology/neuroscience and/or science writing is strongly preferred. The candidate must be extremely organized, an accomplished writer and communicator, energetic, and a problem solver. The candidate should feel comfortable with standard software including: Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel, HTML, PHP, WordPress. Experience with Java and Flash is also preferred.

How to apply:
Email a writing sample and resume, including references information, to:

Internship in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

The Laboratory of Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at Zucker Hillside Hospital is looking for volunteer research assistants for the 2015-16 academic year. Our current research program is focused on neurodevelopment in both healthy controls and individuals with psychotic and mood disorders. We use neuropsychological tests, neuroimaging, and clinical evaluations to understand how cognition and decision making deficits change during adolescence. Volunteers would participate in subject recruitment, data entry, data organization, administrative tasks, and depending on their level of comfort with computers potentially with processing of MRI data. This is a great opportunity to learn about all the phases of the research project from start to finish- from bringing in the subjects, to testing them, to entering and analyzing their data. The ideal volunteer will be organized, motivated, and interested in clinical psychology or neuroscience. We would prefer someone who is open to joining our team for more than one semester, as that will provide the most opportunities for getting engaged in more in-depth aspects of the research.
If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Dr. Katherine Karlsgodt at In your email, please include a recent resume (or CV) and information about your availability.

Lab Manager Position at Columbia University

Under the supervision of Larisa Heiphetz, the lab manager will provide assistance with research in Columbia’s Social and Moral Cognition Lab. Studies in our lab focus on children’s and adults’ religious and moral cognition, the development of intergroup attitudes, and perceptions of the criminal justice system. The lab manager will assist with research and perform administrative duties. Typical research responsibilities include creating stimuli, recruiting participants, collecting data, and entering/coding results. Typical administrative responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a participant database, ordering supplies, and facilitating the preparation of forms and reports (e.g., IRB documentation). In addition to assisting with on-going projects, the lab manager will have an opportunity to develop his or her own studies. This is a one-year position with the strong expectation of renewal for a second year and possibility of further renewals for additional years. Start date can be arranged with the PI and is expected to be 8/1/2016 or 9/1/2016. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Minimum qualifications (applicant MUST meet these minimum qualification to be considered an applicant):

Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or related discipline (degree must be received by the start date)

Eligibility to work in the United States

Preferred qualifications:

Research interests in social cognitive development, religious cognition, moral cognition, intergroup attitudes, and/or the criminal justice system

Prior research experience


Salary will be based on Columbia University’s guidelines. The lab manager will also be eligible for benefits; see

To apply, please e-mail the following items in one PDF to larisa (dot) heiphetz (at) bc (dot) edu:

A cover letter (1-2 pages) describing research interests and past research experience


Phone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3 professional references

Undergraduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

Internship opportunity at NYU School of Medicine – City University of New York School of Public Health Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC)

The New York University – City University of New York School of Public Health Prevention Research Center (NYU-CUNY PRC) is an innovative public-private partnership between the NYU School of Medicine Department of Population Health and the CUNY School of Public Health (SPH) Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program. The goal of the Understanding the Barriers and Facilitators to Colorectal Cancer Screening among South Asian Immigrants in NYC is to use mixed methods research to explore barriers and facilitators to screening among South Asians, and the principles of social marketing to develop culturally tailored messaging to promote screening.

We are looking for bright, motivated individuals to help us conduct community-based surveys and focus groups in diverse South Asian communities in New York City.

Intern Responsibilities:

*       Participate in intern/ volunteer  training and complete 180 hours during the semester
*       Keep a timesheet and report to site supervisor
*       Assist in qualitative data management
*       Assist in transcription of interviews
*       Assist in analysis of qualitative and quantitative data

Intern Qualifications:

*       Excellent organizational, presentation, and writing skills
*       A background in public health or community-based participatory research
*       Commitment to working in underserved communities
*       Experience working with South Asian communities preferred but not necessary
*       Experience working on qualitative data collection and analysis preferred but not necessary

To apply for an internship with the NYU-CUNY PRC, please submit the following items:

1.       Completed application (available at <> )

2.       Resume

3.       Cover letter

Items can be sent by email to:

Lynna Zhong, Research Data Associate


Phone: (646) 501-2745

Youth Writing for Justice: Credited internship, Fall ’15



This semester-long internship provides students with an opportunity to become part of a movement that uses a story-based strategy for change.

Interns from a wide range of disciplines including criminology, sociology, psychology, women studies, literature and law* will be writing and working side by side with high school students who come from neighborhoods where violence, poverty, early incarceration, injustice to immigrants, racial profiling, and inequality of opportunity prevail. Through this process, the interns will acquire new lenses through which to experience the real needs of the populations they are studying and will eventually serve. There will be a special emphasis on writing for racial justice, looking at police practices, and the impact of mass incarceration on families and communities, while developing story-based action and advocacy strategies to elevate the voices of those who have not had a place at the table when it comes to the social and criminal justice policies.


1). Writing

Tuesdays, 3:45-5:30 PM— A cohort of 10-12 interns will participate in required weekly workshops at Hofstra University in order to develop a 7-15 page personal memoir that can be used in the movement for change, while helping the high school students find the courage to tell the stories that need to be told. (This is a writing-intensive workshop and interns must take the weekly writing requirements seriously).

2). Action and Advocacy

Tuesdays, 5:30-6:20 PM — All participating interns will be required to meet weekly before the workshop with the high school students in a seminar setting to develop key strategies to effect changes in policies, attitudes and practices. Each intern will be guided to focus on one or more of the following service or advocacy opportunities, depending on her or his schedule and interests:

  • Work with Prison Families Anonymous (PFA) to give public and legislative presentations centered around a new volume of stories of children of the incarcerated, All I Ever Wanted… This will include presentations on college campuses, at meetings of prison families, and at local high schools.
  • Work with Herstory and PFA to organize reading circles for parenting groups in re-entry and local youth groups.
  • Organize reading circles and teach-ins on college campuses centered around the volume All I Ever Wanted…(see above) and the collection of memoirs of previously incarcerated juveniles Taking Back Our Children.
  • Attend meetings with legislators working on prison reform and conferences looking at the ways police practices, and social and economic inequalities create a vicious cycle of violence, incarceration and disenfranchisement.

If you’re interested in this internship please contact Dr. Robin Flaton at and/or visit Dr. Flaton at her office (115 Hauser Hall) on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday mornings between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM.

Research Intern positions at NYU Langone Medical Center

Invitation to Research Interns

From the

Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation

NYU Langone Medical Center

New York, NY

The Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation at the NYU Langone Medical Center invites undergraduate and graduate students to apply for Research Intern Positions, which provide ample opportunities to gain experience working on critical issues in health care in an entrepreneurial, innovative, research rich environment.

You will join the Division’s Health Services Research Team, whose work focuses on translational research related to patient care delivery, systems of care delivery, population health, education, innovations.

Four areas of research the Division is actively pursuing:

1. Improving patient access/utilization and satisfaction: for example, the use of emerging technology in addressing health access disparities

2. Evaluation of care management programs and components that are utilized internally reviewing ROI and outcomes (patient and provider)

3. Practice management/Quality Initiatives: Model to predict likelihood of occurrence of adverse events for individual patients

4. Evaluation of newer and innovative methods to improve health care delivery efficiency and patient outcome/satisfaction

Benefits to You as a Research Intern

* Research Interns are recruited to un-compensated positions, and receive one on one mentoring from members of the health care research team including experts in healthcare services management, practice based research and clinical analytics experts.

* Research Interns attend meetings related to project work, as well as conferences and seminars at the NYU School of Medicine.

* You will have the opportunity to be a co-author on conference abstract submissions and/or publications .

* You will receive letters of recommendation for school and job placement.

Our Preferred Candidates Are Those Who

* Have a strong interest in research with interest in pursuing careers in healthcare, health policy, health-related research, or health technology or related fields

* Are motivated, mature, professional, independent thinkers and problem solvers

* Demonstrate strong interpersonal, writing, and computer skills

* Have prior experience conducting quantitative data analysis (Excel, SPSS/SAS)

* Have prior experience conducting qualitative data analysis (coding, thematic analysis)

* Are able to work 8-10 hours/week for at least 6-months.

Specific Research Intern Responsibilities Include

* Data collection and management using large, publically available data sets (NHANES/MEPS/etc) re health disparities, and other health care outcomes and systems data including ambulatory care data.

* Contribute to the development of survey and measurement tools

* Conduct qualitative data analysis (coding, thematic analysis)

* Conduct Quantitative data analysis (Excel, SPSS/SAS)

* Qualitative data analysis (coding, thematic analysis)

* Manage literature searches to support Abstract/Manuscript/Presentation development

* Contribute to the preparation of IRB and grant proposals

How to apply

The following materials are required at the time of application:

* A current resume – one page max

* A cover letter (with less than 200 words describing your interest in this area of research and referencing at least 1-2 of the areas you have experience in from the work responsibilities section above)

* 2 professional and/or academic references

Direct Inquiries and Application To

Yiding Jiang, MS

Actuary, Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation

NYU Langone Medical Center

Internship Opportunity at the NYU School of Medicine Center for the study of Asian American Health

Internship Opportunity

New York University School Of Medicine Center for the Study of Asian American Health (CSAAH)

The REACH FAR Project (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health for Asian AmeRicans) is an exciting new project to implement comprehensive, integrated, and sustainable multi-sector, evidence-based policy, systems, and environmental approaches to addressing hypertension control in Asian American communities in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area. The project will be led by an established multi-sector partnership coalition including academic organizations, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, local businesses, health care professionals, health care institutions, and local and state governmental agencies that have a long partnership history of implementing successful strategies to improve the health of targeted Asian American communities in NY/NJ.

The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are looking for bright, motivated individuals who are interested in working with local Asian American communities to improve access to environments with healthy food and beverages; and enhance linkages to culturally and linguistically tailored care for cardiovascular disease and hypertension management. Targeted Asian American communities include: Bangladeshi, Filipino Korean, and Asian Indian communities in NY/NJ. Intern will be specifically working on a blood pressure monitoring program based in faith-based and community-based sites.

Interns will be expected to:

1. Participate in volunteer/intern training and give a final presentation

2. Participate in project activities at community sites (availability on weekend and evening hours may be necessary)

3. Conduct literature reviews on health education topics and create presentations and curricula materials

4. Assist in data collection, data entry, and maintaining of data files

5. Assist in the development of reports and fact sheets

6. Assist in the creation of survey and training instruments

7. Conduct translations for community members

Intern Qualifications:

1. Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented

2. Excellent knowledge of using research engines such as PubMed and experience in conducting literature searches

3. Experience in data entry through Access and Excel databases

4. Excellent presentation and writing skills

5. Proficiency in using social media tools a plus

6. Knowledge of cardiovascular disease and hypertension

7. Commitment to working in underserved communities

8. Ability to work independently

9. Speaking fluency in Korean, Tagalog, Bengali, Punjabi, or Hindi preferred

10. Reading and writing proficiency in Korean, Tagalog, Punjabi, or Hindi preferred

11. Familiarity with the Korean, Filipino, or South Asian communities in NY or NJ a plus

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Lynna Zhong at: For more information about our work, please visit our website: