Research Assistant, Brain Development Laboratory, Vanderbilt University

Research Assistant II position is available in the Brain Development Laboratory in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. We are broadly interested in how the brain changes over development and in individual differences (including disability) in brain organization. Research in the lab is focused on the neural basis of (1) reading and language, (2) mathematical cognition, (3) scientific reasoning and (4) cross-cultural differences. This position involves implementing experiments, participant recruitment, cognitive testing, collecting neuroimaging data, data management and analysis, supervision of undergraduate assistants and/or administrative duties. Job requires a Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of research experience or the equivalent, and will require some evening and weekend hours. We are looking for an independent, motivated, responsible, detail-oriented and organized person with good communication and interpersonal skills to be a part of an interdisciplinary and dynamic research team. We prefer candidates who are able to make more than a one year commitment. If you are interested, you can find more information and apply at the following portal:

https://vanderuniv.taleo.net/careersection/.vu_cs/jobdetail.ftl?job=1700629&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.WPqFvBP1m6k.mailto

Please apply before May 15th and position start date is after August 16th. For questions, please feel free to contact: Dr. James R. Booth (james.booth@vanderbilt.edu), Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Educational Neuroscience.

Lab Manager Position at Berkeley Early Learning Lab, UC Berkeley

Hiring Lab Manager: Berkeley Early Learning Lab directed by Professor Fei Xu, Psychology, UC Berkeley

 We have a 1-year position opening for Lab Manager (~30 hours a week) starting in June 2017. The position entails recruiting and scheduling participants for our studies (ages 12 months to 12 years), aiding in the testing of infants, coding data, overseeing undergraduate research assistants, monitoring and ordering lab supplies, working with local schools and children’s museums, and working in a collaborative fashion with Dr. Xu, graduate students and post-docs to maintain the ongoing smooth functioning of the lab’s activities. Applicants should be very motivated, highly organized, enjoy interacting with parents and young children, and get along well with graduate students, undergraduates and post-docs in a cooperative group situation.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • Previous research experience and previous experience working with children
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and organizational skills that are essential for interacting with parents, researchers, and department administrators

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Research Coordinator position at Vanderbilt

Dr. Bethany Rittle-Johnson anticipates hiring a Research Coordinator in her Children’s Learning Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/Psychology_and_Human_Development/Research_Resources/Childrens_Learning_Lab.xml

Research Coordinator (Research Assistant II) Position

For grant-funded project on helping children learn mathematics

Full-time (40 hrs a week), starting June 2017 for 2 years

Job Summary:

Set up and conduct experiments on preschool children’s math and spatial skills. Primary responsibilities will be setting up and conducting experiments in local preschools, data management, coding and reporting, preparation of data collection materials and of materials for publications, and general lab management, including supervision of undergraduate students, under moderate supervision.  Research is funded by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. For additional information about the project, see:

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Laboratory Coordinator Position – University of Virginia

The University of Virginia’s Early Development Laboratory, directed by Angeline Lillard, anticipates hiring a full-time laboratory coordinator (with a preference to applicants who are interested in staying for at least 2 years) to help with studies of children’s social and cognitive development, particularly focusing on pretend play, and Montessori education. The position entails many aspects of lab management including recruitment, design and running of studies, working with graduate students and post-docs, managing undergraduate research assistants, entering data, overseeing materials and records management, purchasing off grants, interfacing with office personnel, and so on. Continue reading

Research Support Specialist at Stony Brook

Brief Description​: To assist in studies examining how children with and without autism spectrum disorders process social information, and how this relates to their peer interactions and friendship-making. This position will be split across laboratories run by Dr. Johanna Jarcho and Dr. Matthew Lerner.

Across both labs, this individual will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Coordinating contact with schools & families
  • Training and supervising
  • Conducting research visits
  • Assist with managing lab materials, ordering, and data
  • Assist with IRB compliance, progress reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Incumbent must possess outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience successfully working independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving. Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail.

Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume) Bachelor’s degree, in hand, or to be obtained by June 1, 2017. Experience (including as student or trainee) in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Ability to demonstrate professional competence in research activities.

Preferred ​Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.

Original job ad found here: https://main.hercjobs.org/jobs/8992840/research-support-specialist

Research Study Assistant at Boston Children’s Hospital

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 the teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Division of Adolescent Medicine and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.
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Research Specialist in learning at Princeton

The Princeton Neuroscience Institute has a Research Specialist I position available in the lab of Professor Ken Norman. The research specialist will be assisting with new NIH-funded studies of how neural representations change as a function of learning. Depending on qualifications/interest, the research specialist may also assist with developing computational models of learning using deep neural networks. For more information on Professor Norman’s lab, see http://compmem.princeton.edu. Questions should be directed to Professor Norman at knorman@princeton.edu. This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based of satisfactory performance and continued funding.

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