Research assistant positions in the Music Lab at Harvard University

The Music Lab at Harvard University is hiring!

If you are reading this message, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and perceive that music and you probably can also produce music of your own, even if you’ve never had music lessons. You are probably motivated to engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole life.

In the Music Lab, we’re figuring out why the human mind is designed in such a way that all of the above is true. We do basic science, running experiments with typically developing people of all ages and in populations with genetic conditions. We focus in particular on infancy and on people who live in isolated small-scale societies around the world. We also work on large corpus studies of ethnographies and field recordings from the Natural History of Song project and use those data in large-scale online experiments. Continue reading

On-campus research assistant position

Seeking volunteer undergraduate research assistants to help with a study on sleep, mood, and emotions
  • Research assistants would be responsible for consenting participants, facilitating data collection using a laptop, and conducting a short debriefing session. Training will be provided.
  • Research assistants must be responsible for at least 2 hours/week between the hours of 12pm and 4pm
  • Research assistants should have already completed PSY 1 (Introduction to Psychology)
If interested, please contact:

One-time volunteer activity at the Worlds Fair Nano in Brooklyn


If you’re currently enrolled as a college student, love to help out, and are crazy about the future, then volunteering at Worlds Fair Nano is for you!

In exchange for volunteering on either Saturday, September 16th or Sunday, September 17th, all volunteers will get a free t-shirt and free access to the event on the hours you have off. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

Please email a resume to for more information.

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Lab manager – University of Pennsylvania


The Brannon Lab Manager will be directly involved in collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data with adults and children. The position requires knowledge of MatLab programming (or demonstrated ability to learn MatLab quickly), administering standardized tests and other assessments to children, and data analysis skills. The position requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with postdoctoral and graduate students’ research projects. S/he will coordinate all running of human subjects in the Brannon lab. S/he will oversee petty cash use to pay subjects, oversee all Brannon Lab purchasing, and coordinate IRB protocols. This position is to begin September 1, 2017.


Seeking project manager/research specialist at UPenn


The Child Language and Learning Lab at the University of Pennsylvania (PI: Kathryn Schuler) is hiring a project manager/research specialist to begin this fall.  The project manager will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day operation of a new research lab studying language and pattern learning in infants, children, and adults. The project manager will also oversee the conduct of multiple simultaneous research projects, reporting to and working with the primary investigator on planning, execution, and completion of these studies. Continue reading

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 ( if interested.