Research Assistant position at Weill Cornell Medical College

The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College ( is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on research studies of behavioral and brain development in typically developing and clinical populations. Responsibilities include screening and recruiting participants, collecting data (behavioral, psychophysiological, neuroimaging), assisting with data analysis, and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols.

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or other related field required with an interest in developmental cognitive neuroscience, genetics, and brain imaging. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Prior research experience preferred. Familiarity with IRB protocol submissions, experience working with children and adolescents, statistical and technical skills, and neuroimaging experience highly desirable.

Position to begin immediately. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 3 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Dylan Gee at

Health and Wellness Coordinator Position

The Carter Burden Center for the Aging is seeking to hire a Bilingual (English/Spanish) Health and Wellness Coordinator to join their team at the Covello Center in East Harlem (109th Street between 1st and 2nd Ave). Please see attached for the job description and kindly share with your networks.

All interested parties/inquiries should reach out to Patricia Mays at

Health and Wellness Coordinator Final

Research Opportunity with the Family Translational Research Group at NYU

Family Translational Research Group

Research Opportunity 

 The Family Translational Research Group (FTRG) is directed by two clinical psychologists — Dr. Richard E Heyman and Dr. Amy M. Smith Slep — and has received over 35 federal grants to conduct research on understanding and preventing family dysfunction and violence. FTRG conducts research on a wide variety of cutting edge topics ranging from (a) how anger, conflict, and family violence affect children’s and adults’ psychological and physical functioning to (b) defining maltreatment in ways that can be reliably used by field workers to (c) understanding how couples’ conflict dynamics relate to violence to (d) furthering our understanding of risk and protective factors for child maltreatment and partner abuse. In addition to this basic research, FTRG is involved in two large prevention efforts, one for communities and the other for couples with newborns. These studies use the wide spectrum of research methods — from intensive observational approaches to large-scale surveys involving tens of thousands of respondents. The FTRG typically has about 10 active federally-funded projects. The group includes several doctoral-level psychologists, master’s level researchers and counselors, bachelors level research staff, externs, research assistants, and graduate students.

Since 1997, FTRG has offered students an opportunity to be involved in its research. Such experience is needed for admission to most graduate programs in psychology and other helping professions. We are looking for individuals to assist with and collaborate on ongoing and upcoming projects. People who join our team can expect great research experience. Individuals with a variety of education and backgrounds are welcome.

The research opportunity is unpaid, requires 12 hours per week, and includes highly recommended attendance (on-site or by video conferencing) at our weekly lab meeting on Fridays from 10:30am-11:30am. The majority of the research will be completed on-site in our lab located in the NYUCD offices. We strongly prefer a 2 semester commitment if you are invited to continue, and priority will be given to applicants that can meet this qualification. Coding requires two consecutive semesters (Fall/Spring; Spring/Summer; Summer/Fall).

If you are excited by the possibility of doing innovative research on couples, families, and family violence in a team environment, please apply. Please complete the enclosed application and send with a copy your resume/curriculum vitae to the FTRG Externship Coordinator at The subject of the email should be “FTRG Externship

Application,” and attached files should be saved as, “yourlastname_externapp,” and

“yourlastname_externCV.” So, if your name is “Sean Jones,” files should be saved and sent as, “Jones_externapp,” and “Jones_externCV.”

The Spring 2016/Summer 2016 Externship begins on January 25, 2015. Priority will be given to applicants who apply by the deadline of 5pm on December 7, 2015.

Externship Application Spring 2016 (with deadline)

Thursday, October 22: Health Equity in the Changing American Suburbs

Thursday, October 22, Health Equity in the Changing American Suburbs, 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus 

The suburbs typically evoke images of safe, healthy spaces to live, work and play, and for many residents these images are a reality. But for many others, this vision is increasingly, and dangerously, elusive. Hidden within many affluent suburban settings are segregated pockets of poverty that are under-resourced and often unacknowledged. Add to this the rapidly changing demographics of suburban communities, and the need for attention and intervention on health disparities is clear. This symposium focuses on emerging suburban health equity issues and the particular effect the suburbs have on health and well-being.

Panel I  –  Hot Topics in Suburban Health Roundtable 9:30-11 a.m.  Experts in suburban health will discuss several current issues such as gun control, Medicaid redesign and immigration, and highlight their relevance to suburban populations.

Panel II  –  The Challenges of Aging in Place in the Suburbs 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Panel III  –  Lunch and Digital Storytelling 12:45-2 p.m.*

Panel IV  –  Suburban Substance Abuse: Problems and Promise 2:20-3:45 p.m.

Panel V  –  Stress, Stigma and Mental Health Services 4-5:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks 5:30 p.m.

*Advance registration is required for Panel III, Lunch and Digital Storytelling.   For more information and to register, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit If you’d like to bring your class or need students to sign in, please contact Johanna Farrell at extension 3-8809.

Presented by Hofstra Cultural Center, Hofstra University Master of Public Health Program, and the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University.

Research position on campus in psych, computer science, and math

Dr. Howardson is seeking research assistants to be involved with various projects related to his research. Although not required, Dr. Howardson is seeking research assistants who have experience with, or are interested in learning about, the intersection between computer science, mathematics, engineering, and the study of human behavior.

Dr. Howardson’s research focuses on training and workplace learning with an emphasis on quantitative methodologies. Many modern workplaces lack structure and require open skills, which are general skills that must be adapted to meet the specific demands of a situation.  For example, emotion regulation may be a valuable open skill for modern workplaces, where individuals learn to reappraise a situation and prevent the onset of negative emotions.  Since any two stressors (e.g., looming deadline and performance review) will likely not affect the same person in the same way, the individual must adapt general emotion regulation principles to every specific stressor.

Such strategies differ from closed skills where actions are performed exactly as learned each and every time (e.g., operating a power tool). The open/closed skills distinction is important because open skills require entirely different training methods that increase learner freedom while also placing a larger burden on the learner. Creating effective open skills training therefore requires understanding the learner as an active decision maker embedded within multiple environments of varying characteristics. Dr. Howardson’s current research seeks to understand the learner decision-making process when acquiring open skills and how such processes may be altered by the environmental characteristics. Current projects include dual task timesharing between learning and work tasks, developing a general theory of learner control, and the affect mechanisms of practice choices in difficult, error-prone learning situations.

A second research focus of Dr. Howardson’s is on the intersection between psychological research methods and computer science applying, for example, data science techniques to solve applied psychological problems.

If interested, please contact Dr. Howardson directly at

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.