Lab manager position – UT Austin Psychology

The Daily Activity Lab is hiring a spry and well-organized lab manager.

The lab will be pursuing exciting research to capture day-to-day activities and interactions between mothers and their infants in extended naturalistic home sessions (72 hours+) using a mobile sensor suite. The goal of the project is to develop a paradigm to characterize objective markers of mother and infant daily activity. The ultimate goals are to access the basic mechanisms of early social-emotional development and to develop mobile interventions for cases of high risk, such as the transmission of risks for depression from mothers to infants.

We are housed in the Institute for Mental Health Research in the Department of Psychology at The University of Texas at Austin. We will work in an interdisciplinary team bridging developmental science, clinical psychology, computer science, and electrical engineering.

The position is available for three years with potential to pursue additional funding. Continue reading

Immediate research position available with Hofstra grad student

Seeking undergraduate psychology students to volunteer as researchers in multiple areas of a dissertation research project studying the effectiveness of DBT Skills in improving social interactions and emotion regulation in high functioning teenagers on the Autism spectrum.

  • Watch 45 minute video recordings of group sessions and use coding sheet to record frequency counts of certain pre-determined behaviors
  • Videos can be viewed at home on a secure network as they are encrypted.
  • Will require approximately 12 hours total to be completed as soon as possible. No later than end of July.

***In return, student will be included in any research poster or forum presentations and acknowledged if this moves toward publication.

Please contact Kyle Haney (kylemhaney@gmail.com) if interested.

Research project manager at Northwestern

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required. Continue reading

Research and Advisory Associate at the Center for Childhood Creativity (Sausalito, CA)

The Center for Childhood Creativity (CCC)—the research and advisory division of the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)—seeks a bright, energetic, and driven Associate to support its research-backed consulting practice and contribute to new research-based assets. CCC’s clients include both for- and non-profit organizations, including toy and media companies, education non-profits, libraries, and museums. The ideal candidate is intellectually engaged and would relish the opportunity to become versed in cutting-edge research related to children’s creativity development, early childhood STEM, and early learning experiences that prepare children for success in an evolving world. He/she is skilled with communication, both verbal and written, and would enjoy supporting strategic communications efforts. He/she is professional, detail-oriented, and skilled with time management and could use these skills to maintain exemplary relationships with clients. This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Deputy Director of the CCC.

Please visit the link below for the full job posting:

http://bayareadiscoverymuseum.org/career-opportunities/

Project coordinator, U Mass Amherst

The Sleep Lab @ Umass (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is looking for a  project coordinator for an NIH-funded project examining the function of naps on learning and cognitive functions in preschool children.

We seek candidates with experience working with developmental populations. Experience working in a preschool classroom is preferred but not required. As the position will involve testing at various locations, access to transportation is essential (standard gas mileage is reimbursed).

Project Coordinator:  This person will manage recruiting and scheduling for the project.  This involves educating preschool directors, teachers, and parents as to the objectives of the project, scheduling and conducting testing sessions in the preschools, and helping manage data.  We will provide career development for this person according to their career goals, but this may include training in research methods and statistics and the opportunity to present and publish on the projects. Continue reading

Lab coordinator – Brown University

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children’s belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University.

The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children’s belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding. Continue reading

Research Manager and Academic Assistant Department of Psychology, Swarthmore College

The Psychology Department at Swarthmore College seeks an administrator to begin in mid-July 2017. The responsibilities of this person will fall into two major categories: (1) Act as a Research Manager in matters concerning the oversight and facilitation of student and faculty research throughout the year with emphasis on off-campus populations. (2) Assist the Department Chair primarily in matters concerning facilitating and monitoring student progress in the department including students in special majors such as neuroscience and psychology and education.

For more information about this position, including application instructions, see: http://careers.swarthmore.edu/cw/en-us/job/493390/research-manager-academic-asst

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