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Summer RA position on campus

Monica Ierardo is looking for undergraduate research assistants to assist with data entry and video coding for a dissertation research study looking at the impact of psychoeducation on self-awareness, disorder knowledge, and social behavior in adolescents diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorder. Research assistants would participate by coding videos of a 5-minute conversation as well as coding treatment sessions for adherence. Research assistants would be trained on coding guidelines by the principle investigator and all coding would be done at Hofstra University in the Saltzman Center, as the recording cannot leave the building. The study is a single subject design and has three participants in total. If you are interested in more information or in participating during the summer please contact her at monicaierardo@gmail.com.

Research Experience for Undergraduates at Baruch College, for undergraduates in NY metro area

The REU Program:

  • Offers advanced research training for one academic year to 12 undergraduate students who attend four-year colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area.
  • Targets students who belong to historically disadvantaged groups.
  • Provides a concentrated research experience in which each student plans and executes an independent project and works with a faculty mentor and their research team on existing research projects.

Applications:

Download:      https://tinyurl.com/gw2fjle

Due:                May 2, 2017, 5PM

Eligible Students:

  • Historically disadvantaged groups (e.g., Asian, Hispanic, African-American, first generation college students). Non-members of these groups will be considered and are encouraged to apply.
  • At least a sophomore standing and a B average in their undergraduate programs. Non- psychology majors may apply to the program – preference will be shown to psychology majors.
  • Completed an introductory psychology course and at least two content courses in psychology
  • Completed courses in statistics and research methods or must be willing to take these courses during the REU year.
  • Enrolled in classes full-time for the duration of the program.
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

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Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism & the Developing Brain/The Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism versus typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.

The RA’s primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. Continue reading

Full-time lab manager/research assistant position NYU

Lab Manager/Research Assistant Position – NYU Applied Psychology Department

Dr. Natalie H. Brito is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Lab Manager/Research Assistant to work on studies examining the development of language and memory during infancy and early childhood. The expected start data is August or September 2017. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual who would like to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.

Responsibilities include: (1) conducting experiments with young children (including: recruiting, scheduling, and data collection); (2) processing and analyzing data; (3) training and supervising undergraduate research assistants; (4) performing general administrative duties, including data management, lab web pages and participant recruiting systems; (5) programming scientific experiments and developing experimental stimuli, (6) assisting with IRB protocol creation and compliance, (7) conducting literature searches and reviews to assist in manuscript preparation; and (8) providing general support for the PI including, but not limited to, purchasing and maintaining lab equipment. Continue reading

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism & the Developing Brain/Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism & the Developing Brain/Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology

The Jones Lab (PI: Rebecca Jones Ph.D.) is currently seeking a full-time research assistant to work on studies examining behavior and neural changes across age in autism versus typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY (https://www.sacklerinstitute.org/cornell) and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (http://nyp.org/autism/index.html).

The lab is particularly interested in using fMRI to study how the brain changes across development in autism as well as using wearable technologies to measure behavior outside of the laboratory.

The RA’s primary responsibilities include subject recruitment (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults), testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, acquiring brain imaging data, managing and analyzing datasets and preparing and maintaining IRB protocols. The RA will be working with individuals with autism some of whom will have limited language abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. Continue reading

Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (Weill Cornell Medicine)

The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB; Director: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.) is currently seeking full-time research assistants to work on a research study on children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (PI; Dr. So Hyun “Sophy” Kim).  The RA’s primary responsibilities include subject recruitment, testing participants with standardized assessments as well as play based assessments, managing and analyzing datasets, preparing and maintaining IRB protocols, and running ERP/EEG tasks. The RA will be working with individuals with autism with varying levels of language and cognitive abilities. The expected start date for the position is Summer 2017. See below for more details. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who would like to gain research experience prior to attending graduate school.   Continue reading

Lab manager/staff RA in neurocognition at Rutgers

The Cole Neurocognition Laboratory in the Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Department at Rutgers University (directed by Dr. Michael Cole) is seeking a full-time lab manager / research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible). We investigate the neural basis of cognition with a particular focus on brain connectivity. Our studies involve a variety of neuroimaging techniques and computational methods, with a focus on healthy individuals, clinical populations, and different age groups. We are especially interested in investigating the neural mechanisms of highly adaptive cognition – such as the ability to rapidly learn new tasks from instructions, which is disrupted with aging and in a wide variety of mental illnesses.

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