Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland (Dr. Nathan Fox, Director)

[Note one of Hofstra’s recent graduates has worked in this lab since graduating in Dec. 2016 – see the blog success stories for more details.]

The Child Development Lab at the University of Maryland is searching for a person to fill the position of Research Assistant. The successful applicant will work on a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, called the Temperament Over Time Study. This large, longitudinal study examines the effects of infant temperament on later social and cognitive development and examines trajectories of development that may result in the emergence of psychopathology in adolescence.  The study is being conducted in collaboration with the Section on Developmental Affective Neuroscience at the National Institute of Mental Health. RAs work with clinical psychologists, developmental and cognitive neuroscientists, and brain imagers involved in the project. The position involves recruiting, scheduling, and assessing adolescents and their families and will involve seeing subjects on week-ends.

A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience, or a social science related field is required. The position requires attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills.  Experience working or completing research with children, families or adolescents is preferred. The position can begin as early as June 1, 2018 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV, and the names and email addresses of two references to Dr. Nathan A. Fox at fox@umd.edu and Dr. Kaylee Seddio at kseddio@umd.edu.

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Research Assistant Position: Specialization in Digital Animation

Do you have experience with digital animation? Are you interested in linguistics and psychology?

Apply to work on an NSF-funded project on the comprehension of language and gestures.

We are currently developing a set of stimuli using Poser Pro.

We are seeking applications from people with experience with digital animation generally, and specifically with Poser Pro and/or working with synchronizing speech and lip movements/ gestures.

This is a part-time job that requires about 10 hours per week.

Requirements: You must be currently enrolled as a college student at a US institution (not a graduate student), and not graduating before May 2018.

This research project is run by Dr. Jennifer Arnold at UNC Chapel Hill. It may be possible to work remotely.

To apply, fill out this application: /d/e/1FAIpQLSdY8dDOPURweM7h3FxrDwKJQPL8M5drS5dkuWTmfsNjX65x2w/viewform

Direct questions to jarnold@email.unc.edu.

North Carolina Early Childhood Funders Collaborative Project Manager

About the N.C. Early Childhood Funders Collaborative The Collaborative is a group of N.C.-based funders who bring the collective voice and resources of philanthropy together to promote the development and sustainability of a comprehensive early childhood system that benefits all children, families, the workforce and communities in North Carolina. The Collaborative envisions a future where North Carolina’s children arrive to kindergarten healthy and ready for school and succeeding by the end of third grade.

Role of the Project Manager and Key Responsibilities The Collaborative is seeking a part-time contractor to serve as Project Manager. The Project Manager will act as staff to the group and will be guided by a steering committee. Continue reading

Research Asst position in TBI at VA Boston

Our neuropsychology research lab is hiring a full-time Research Assistant to begin
Summer 2018. Our laboratory is located at the Veterans Administration Boston
Healthcare System in Boston, MA.

This position will support our studies at the Translational Research Center for
Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders (TRACTS). Our mission at TRACTS is to
understand the modifying impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the effects of
stress-related emotional disorders on brain structure and function. This understanding
is necessary in order to maximize cognitive and behavioral recovery through the
development of informed therapeutic techniques. TRACTS brings together a
multidisciplinary team of expert clinician researchers with cutting edge hypotheses,
research tools, and methodologies aimed at unraveling the complex pathophysiology
and related treatment opportunities for Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation
Iraqi Freedom (OEF/OIF) veterans with TBI and stress-related disorders. Continue reading

Clinical research coordinator in health psych at Mass. General Hospital

We are seeking a full-time clinical research coordinator (to begin work in Summer 2018) to provide assistance on clinical research projects that study the effects of a new psychological treatment on healthy behaviors (e.g., diet, exercise) in people with heart disease or diabetes. The coordinator would be trained by our multidisciplinary Cardiac Psychiatry Research Program team and would work closely with the research program’s head physicians and psychologists. This position is ideal for someone who is interested in pursuing graduate work in psychology, is planning to attend medical school, or who has
an interest in public health. Our program seeks to provide personalized mentoring and training to research coordinators and to foster participation in presentations and publications.

This position is performed on the medical Main Campus of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. Additional information about our program, studies, and team can be found at http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/research/researchlab.aspx?id=1570

If you are interested in applying, please include an up-to-date résumé or curriculum vitae (including cumulative GPA) and a cover letter outlining how your interests and experience would make you a good fit for this position.

The link to apply through the Partners’ Job Portal is here:
https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3055648

Clinical research asst position in neonatal neuroimaging at Boston Children’s Hospital

Job Posting Description
At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness. And in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Newborn Medicine department and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included. Continue reading

Lab Manager Position at Social Affective Neuroscience at UCLA

The Social Affective Neuroscience and Development (SAND) Lab at UCLA (PI: Jennifer
Silvers) is seeking a full-time research associate (lab manager) to begin in Summer 2018.
The SAND Lab conducts research on the behavioral and neural bases of social and emotional development. To this end, we employ a variety of methodological techniques (behavioral observation, health assays, fMRI) to study both typical and atypical development. Interested applicants can learn more about our research at silverslab.psych.ucla.edu. This position would be ideal for motivated college graduates interested in pursuing graduate school in developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience or clinical neuroscience. Primary responsibilities will include recruiting and screening participants; testing children, adolescents and adults in research studies; contributing to research paradigm development; analyzing and maintaining behavioral and fMRI data; and managing day-to-day administration in the lab.

Research associates in the SAND Lab work closely with PI Silvers and graduate students in a highly collaborative and collegial environment, and have the opportunity to contribute to a rich variety of research projects. The ideal candidate will have a clear interest in psychological and neuroscientific research; strong computational or programming skills; and excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Candidates with prior developmental or neuroimaging research experience will be considered particularly competitive.

Candidates can apply for this position by going to https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu and searching under requisition number 27332. In order to receive maximum consideration, candidates are asked to send a cover letter describing prior research experience, why they are interested in working in the SAND Lab, and a description of future career goals to Emilia Ninova (eninova@ucla.edu), along with a CV and contact information for 2 references.