Summer Internship at Language Learning Lab at Boston College

The Language Learning Lab at Boston College (L3@BC), directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, is seeking undergraduate research assistants for Summer 2018. Students who desire more research experience and seek opportunities to contribute to various stages of the scientific process are encouraged to apply here. Application deadlines is February 1, 2018.

Internship details:

·         The program will last 10 weeks (tentatively June 11 – August 17).

·         The position is full-time (up to a 40 hour work week).

·         The lab is located on the main campus of Boston College, which allows full access to the many opportunities in the city of Boston.

·         This is a paid position. Each intern will receive a stipend for the summer ($11/hour). Continue reading

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Paid summer internship at Yale: Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition

The Canine Cognition Center and Social Cognitive Development Lab are seeking applicants for a summer 2018 NSF-REU program. The REU program is supported by an award from the U.S. National Science Foundation (Award #1659085) to Yale University as part of the Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.  The broad goal of the Comparative and Developmental Origins of Social Cognition REU Site is to provide students from under-represented backgrounds with joint training in developmental and comparative psychology research. Students will gain experience investigating the origins of human social cognition from two different but related perspectives: developmental studies testing human children’s social understanding and comparative studies examining social cognition in domesticated dogs. The REU is coordinated by Psychology professors Dr. Laurie Santos and Dr. Yarrow Dunham. Continue reading

2018 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research

2018 SPSP Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Please share with any eligible undergraduate who may be interested – the deadline for applications and related materials (including letter of recommendation) is this Friday, November 10, 2017.

SPUR provides an intensive summer internship in the methods of social and personality psychology for undergraduates from under-represented ethnic/racial groups. Participating students conduct hands-on research and research-related activities full-time for eight weeks, working closely with a social-personality psychology faculty mentor at the mentor’s university. The program allows students to participate in an active lab with a research focus that they would not otherwise be able to access. Continue reading

Research assistant position at Boston Children’s Hospital

The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children’s Hospital is currently hiring (1) research assistant and (1) student intern to work on a study charting biomarkers of social functioning in children with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Please see the attached job postings for more information about these positions and application instructions: LCN RA Posting ABC-CT Fall 2017

Lab Manager, Project on Child Development (Waxman Lab), Northwestern University

We seek a full-time research study coordinator to manage a very active research program at the Project on Child Development (http://www.childdevelopment.northwestern.edu/). Our research examines early language and conceptual development in infants from 3 months to 3 years, and this position involves a healthy mix of research and administrative duties. The coordinator will work in close collaboration with a dynamic, interactive lab team that includes Professor Waxman, students (both undergraduate and PhD level), and postdocs in the lab.

The research coordinator will be responsible for conducting and helping to oversee experimental procedures, coding behavioral data, managing data files, and conducting analyses. The coordinator will be responsible for interacting with families and infants who visit the lab, conducting informed consent and debriefing procedures, and maintaining the laboratory’s established human subject procedures. Continue reading

Lab Manager Position – Language Learning Lab at Boston College

The Language Learning Laboratory at Boston College, directed by Dr. Joshua Hartshorne, invites applications for full-time research assistants. Our research sits at the intersection between linguistics, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, and psychology. Our strategy is to leverage new and emerging technologies to address previously unanswerable scientific questions. This includes massive crowdsourcing efforts (our website, gameswithwords.org, has been visited by over 2,000,000 volunteer researchers). 

The only requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree or equivalent (in hand by start date), diligence, and the ability to work in teams. However, valuable skills and experiences include: prior research experience, training in linguistics, knowledge of non-English languages, computer programming or statistical skills, and experience with science outreach and public engagement. Lab managers will be engaged primarily in research or in administration and project management, depending on interests and abilities.

You can learn more about this position here. Interested applicants should use this form to apply. Review will begin on 11/15/2017 and continue until the position is filled. All questions can be directed to info@l3atbc.org.

Research Specialist at University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring!

CHM is looking for a Research Specialist who will support studying large-scale, scientifically -based interventions for cultivating well-being, including development of novel measurement tools. This specialist will manage research implementation and assist with organizing related aspects of project design and analysis. These activities involve tracking and following up on a large number of details. They require the ability to think concretely about logistics and the ability to proactively plan and problem-solve to make the project successful. This role will also involve a focus on programming tasks used to measure hypothesize mechanisms of change during interventions. Extensive programming experience is not required, but candidates should have basic programming skills and a self-starter approach to developing further programming competencies.

Learn more and apply!

UW-Madison is an affirmative action/equal employment employer and we encourage women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Application deadline is 11:55pm November 3, 2017.