Research Assts, Kessler Foundation (NJ)

These positions are ideal for those planning to continue their education in psychology, medicine, or other health-related discipline or to gain more applied research experience in a medical setting.
Qualifications include the following:

·        Bachelor’s degree in behavioral or biological sciences or a related discipline;

·        One to three years of related experience;

·        Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills;

·        Proficient computer skills (especially Word, Excel, and SPSS); and

·        Strong communication/writing skills.
Candidates must be comfortable working in a medical setting.  Interest and/or previous experience in research, medical rehabilitation, motor function, cognitive psychology, or neurologic/other disabilities preferred.  Experience/familiarity with data analysis software is a plus.

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Research Asst, Healthy Brain Network

Applications are currently being invited for a 2-year Research Assistant position available with the Child Mind Institute. This incumbent will assist the research site staff in conducting data collection for the Healthy Brain Network (HBN), an exciting new initiative aimed at collecting imaging, genetic, and phenotypic data from 10,000 children and adolescents throughout NYC. They will work from one of many different HBN sites and, under the supervision of clinicians, will directly interface with research participants to conduct recruitment, scheduling and administration of research assessments. A multitude of assessments will be administered to participants including cognitive and behavioral testing, physical fitness, fMRI, EEG and blood draws. The CMI fosters a collaborative environment where Research Assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.

This is a full-time, exempt position with competitive salary and benefits, with openings in Midtown (later transferring to Brooklyn), Staten Island, and on our Mobile Research Vehicle.

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Research Asst, Oregon Health & Science

The Fair Neuroimaging Lab, under the direction of Dr. Damien Fair, has an opening for an energetic and highly motivated full-time research assistant. The incumbent will assist with study visits, including psychological testing of research participants, data scoring and entry for an ongoing longitudinal NIH-funded research study on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with ADHD. Other duties will include operating and assisting with MRI scans for a longitudinal research study on children with ADHD. Duties will also include the recruitment, and screening of study participants, as well as other general laboratory duties in support of the goals of the study. Applicants must be willing and able to work flexible hours (some evenings and weekends are required).

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in field of research and No Experience, OR AA and 2 years of relevant experience
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills to appropriately interact regularly with children and their families
  • Sufficient computer knowledge to learn to interface with a variety of database, statistical, and other software, such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, Excel, Access
  • Effectiveness in organizing tasks and setting priorities, multi-tasking
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimum oversight
  • Ability to interact constructively with faculty and staff
  • Ability to be adaptable, creative, a quick learner
  • Ability to work with MRI equipment

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Research Asst, National Center for Children & Families, Columbia Univ.

Participates in all aspects of research projects at the National Center for Children and Families. Duties include, but are not limited to: coding videos, entering data, researching measures, preparing training materials, assisting in manuscript or presentation preparation, and collecting data.

Minimum qualifications:

-BA in developmental psychology or related field
-Exposure to quantitative research on children and families

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Research assistant opportunity for project on metacognition in Biology courses

Dr. Jessica Santangelo in the Hofstra Biology Department is looking for one or two students (undergrad or grad) to work on a project that examines the relationship between undergraduate student metacognitive skills and success in the introductory biology course series. The student(s) will be trained in coding, a form of qualitative data analysis, and will work closely with Dr. Santangelo to code 200+ student responses. Depending on student interest and motivation, this work could lead to an expansion of the current project into an independent student-led project mentored by Dr. Santangelo. Continue reading

Research Assistants needed for longitudinal brain development study at Boston Children’s Hospital

The Gaab Lab in collaboration with the Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging and Developmental Science Center at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for two Research Assistants to assist with all study phases of a new NICHD funded longitudinal project which assesses functional and structural brain development from infancy to early elementary school age. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with nurseries, child care centers and elementary schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). Continue reading

Research Assistant Position at Harvard University

The Social Cognitive Development Group directed by Dr. Felix Warneken is anticipating hiring a full-time research assistant to coordinate and conduct research on social cognition and cooperation in children. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and in public spaces, using advanced video coding technology, overseeing data collection and coding, managing human subject protocols, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and active participation in research. This position provides extensive research experience and is ideal for recent college graduates planning to attend graduate school in the future. Continue reading