Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position at the University of Pennsylvania

fMRI Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position Available

A full-time research assistant position is available in Russell Epstein’s laboratory in the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. Research in the lab focuses on the neural systems underlying high-level vision, scene recognition, spatial navigation, and memory, primarily using fMRI. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of fMRI experimentation including designing and preparing of experiments, recruiting subjects and running them in the scanner, analyzing fMRI data using both basic (univariate) and advanced (multivariate) techniques, presenting results at scientific conferences, supervising undergraduates in the lab, and coordinating lab activities.

Requirements:

–          BA/BS in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience or other related scientific field

–          Strong computer skills

–          An ability to solve technical problems independently

–          Strong organization skills

–          Ability to work well with others

–          Some prior research experience

This would be an excellent position for a graduating senior who wishes to expand their research experience before continuing on to postgraduate study.  All previous holders of this position have gone on to study in top graduate programs. The Center for Cognitive Neuroscience is a lively, collaborative, supportive intellectual environment.  Penn offers excellent employee benefits, including tuition-free enrollment in Penn classes.

For more information about the lab, see http://www.psych.upenn.edu/epsteinlab/.  If interested, please send resume (including description of computer skills, relevant coursework, grades, and previous research), cover letter describing academic and research interests, and contact information for at least 2 references to Russell Epstein epstein@psych.upenn.edu.

Summer Internship at North Shore-LIJ

Summer Research Internship Program

Addiction Services Research

at North Shore Health System

 About Us:

Center for Addiction Services and Psychotherapy Interventions Research is a research group within North Shore-LIJ Health System focusing on assessing and treating problem drinking and other drug use.  We investigate how psychotherapy and technology based interventions work and what new interventions can help treat problem drinking and other substance abuse problems. We examine how technology impacts mental health and how best to use technology as a medium for substance abuse interventions. We just moved to North Shore-LIJ from Columbia University so our website is not finished but you can obtain more on our ongoing studies here: www.caspirnyc.org

CASPIR is currently seeking interns for the summer of 2015 to work on research studies.  Each intern’s work will primarily consist of conducting literature searches and creating summary reports, data entry and cleaning, updating our web-presences and blogging and social media. We often hire our interns and our RAs have gone on to top PhD programs in clinical psychology.

Qualifications:

We are looking for 2 interested undergraduates who can commit to at least 2 days a week for 8 weeks (June to early August).  This is an unpaid internship.  Candidates should have completed at least 1 year of college coursework in psychology, sociology, premed, social work, or other applied science.

We will be accepting applications from April 1st – 28th, but may stop accepting applications sooner if we have found suitable candidates.

To Apply:

Interested undergraduates should send a cover letter and résumé to Tiffany Chapman at: TChapman@nshs.edu.

Research Assistant Position at UC-Davis

Research Assistant, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California-Davis
We are seeking a recent college graduate for a full time research assistant / lab manager position with a duration of 1-2 years in the Infant Cognition Laboratory of Lisa Oakes at the UC-Davis Center for Mind & Brain.  Our research focuses on visual cognition in typically developing infants, and we study visual short-term memory, perceptual categorization, object representation, and so on. We use traditional looking time measures and eye-tracking (see http://mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/people/lmoakes).  We work with dozens of families each week, testing many different studies simultaneously. This position involves a mix of research and lab management. The lab manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the lab, supervising multiple undergraduate research assistants, maintaining paperwork, etc. In addition, this position will involve testing infants, creating stimuli, and other aspects of designing experiments. Individuals in this position often have complete responsibility for projects, from experimental design to data collection and analysis to preparing manuscripts for publication, all in close collaboration with Lisa Oakes and her graduate students and post-docs. The ideal candidate would have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, substantial research experience with infants, and experience using software such as Excel and SPSS. The person hired will be required to program data analysis and stimulus presentation in Matlab, E-Prime, or Presentation; previous programming experience is especially desirable, but not required.  This is an excellent position for someone who would like to obtain additional research experience before going to graduate school.  Davis is a very nice college town located 15 minutes from Sacramento, 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area, 45 minutes from Napa Valley, and 2 hours from Lake Tahoe.  To apply, send a cover letter, a resume, and a letter of recommendation to Lisa Oakes (lmoakes@ucdavis.edu).  The position will remain open until filled, and the likely start date will be in June, 2015.  Starting salary is $36,432/year. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Summer Internship at Carnegie Mellon

Summer Internship Program at Carnegie Mellon University
The Center for Behavioral and Decision Research (CBDR) at Carnegie Mellon University is accepting applications from undergraduates interested in behavioral and decision-making research in our summer internship program. The internship begins on June 14, 2015 and ends on July 24, 2015.

The CBDR summer internship is open to students who are interested in gaining familiarity with and executing social science research. CBDR includes researchers with training in social and cognitive psychology, behavioral economics, marketing, neuroscience, and organizational behavior. Interns will spend approximately 36 hours/week working in close contact with faculty and graduate students affiliated with the center. Work includes conducting experiments with CBDR researchers in the lab and field (on our Data Truck). In weekly seminars, researchers will present their findings and lead workshops on related topics (e.g., from intertemporal choice to the graduate admissions process).

Interns will be provided with free university housing and access to university facilities, but will be responsible for all other costs (e.g., transportation, travel, and meals).

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2015. All applicants must commit to attending the entire program (arriving on 6/14/2015 and departing on 7/24/2015). Applicants who cannot attend the entire program will automatically be removed from consideration (please check your calendar and final exam schedule in advance before submitting an application).

Applications should include:

1. A one-page cover letter describing your research experience and interests. Please explain why you would like to attend the program, as well as whether you intend to attend graduate school in a related field. This letter should also describe all previous research experience including work in a lab, thesis, and research methods coursework. This letter should end with a verbal certification that the applicant can attend the program in its entirety.

2. A resume or curriculum vitae. Please include your university, major, relevant courses, relevant research experience, GPA, expected graduation date, email address, and a working telephone number.

3. A letter of reference from a member of your academic community: a graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or professor.

Applications should be submitted to the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research laboratory manager, Matthew Diabes, by email (cbdr-lab@andrew.cmu.edu). Applicants will be notified by April 1.

For information about the Center for Behavioral and Decision Research, please visit: http://cbdr.cmu.edu.

Research Assistant position at Stony Brook

RESEARCH ASSISTANT – DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY.  Full-time position available starting in June, 2015 for a National Institute of Mental Health-funded study of early precursors and risk factors for the development of depression and anxiety in adolescents.

Major responsibilities will include conducting clinical interviews and collecting psychophysiological and other biological data. Applicants should have a Bachelors or Masters degree in Psychology or a related field.  Experience working with older children or adolescents is highly desirable. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and time management skills. Applicants should expect to make a two-year commitment.

Send resume to Daniel N. Klein, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY  11794-2500, email: daniel.klein@stonybrook.

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER.  Applications from women, people of color, individuals with disabilities, special disabled veterans or Vietnam veterans are especially welcome.

Summer internship opportunity at Yale

Clark Lab Summer Internships at Yale
The Clark Relationships Lab at Yale University is currently accepting applications for two volunteer research assistants this summer. Research topics relate to dyadic emotional expression and regulation, relational identities and interpersonal interactions. Interns will work closely with graduate students on new and ongoing studies.

These volunteer positions, Research Project Coordinator Interns, are for graduating seniors or recent graduates. The ideal candidate would have past research experience and be interested in pursuing graduate studies in psychology.

– These detail-oriented positions involve organizing large data collections conducted both online and in the lab.

– Expected to work approximately 35 hours/week.

– Duties will include participant recruitment, study design and coordination, running participants, analyzing data, preparing results for presentation, etc.

– Primarily advised by graduate student(s) but encouraged to participate in all aspects of the lab environment, including lab meetings, faculty meetings and lab outings.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled. To apply, please send a CV, unofficial grade report, your availability between May and August, and a cover letter to ClarkLabSummer@gmail.com.  Also, if you have already graduated and are interested earlier start date or later end date please indicate that as well.

Information Session: Hofstra Counseling and Mental Health Professions

Saturday, Feb 7, 2-4 pm: Explore Careers in Counseling and Mental Health Professions Information Session

Hagedorn Hall Lobby

RSVP: Hofstra.edu/HSHSevents

Hofstra University’s Department of Counseling and Mental Health Professions (CMHP) in the School of Health Sciences and Human Services is comprised of multiple graduate programs in Counseling, Creative Arts Therapy, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Rehabilitation Counseling. Join us to explore the careers in the counseling professions, have your program-specific questions answered, and learn about the application process. We look forward to helping you identify which counseling specialty is right for you!