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Opportunity for Greek-speaking students interested in ABA

The autism treatment clinic Kidz Choice Services is in need of Greek-speaking ABA students who wish to gain experience in the field, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, under the supervision of a doctoral level BCBA (board-certified behavior analyst). See the link for more information. The positions are in Queens, Brooklyn, and Staten Island.

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Full-Time RA position at Stony Brook

Candidates are being considered for a full-time Research Support Specialist position in Dr. Matthew Lerner’s Social Competence and Treatment Lab in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University.

This position is to support a NIMH R01-funded study of social functioning in children and teens with and without autism spectrum disorders.

For more information and to apply, please see here.

Additional details below:

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in hand by August 31, 2017. Experience in a research setting with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (work experience, internship, student, training, etc.). Experience demonstrating professional competence in research activities. 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.

Preferred ​​Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or higher in Psychology. Experience with EEG data collection. Experience interfacing with schools. Experience working with children and/or families. Research experience.  Continue reading

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

CALLING ALL STUDENT VOLUNTEERS!

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 info@worldsfairusa.com for more information.

See more details here: http://www.worldsfairusa.com/nano/ny/2017/

 

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