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Part-time Parent-Child Specialist Position in NYC (NYU School of Medicine)

NYU School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics – Video Interaction Project

 We are seeking a part-time Spanish-English bilingual parent-child specialist to work for a parent intervention program and related behavioral research projects in the Department of Pediatrics at New York University School of Medicine. This program is designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations and is being administered in the context of a randomized controlled trial at NYC Health+Hospitals/Bellevue (Kips Bay, New York, NY) and a clinical program at NYC H+H/Woodhull (Brooklyn, NY), Children’s Aid Society (Harlem, New York, NY), and other sites in NYC to be determined.  The current position will likely be primarily based at the Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center.

 About the position:

The parent-child specialist will administer a behavioral parenting program designed to improve child development outcomes in at-risk populations.  The program is a relationship-based intervention with parents and their children (birth-5) that takes place in the pediatric clinic, is offered for free to low-income parents, and at some sites is being studied as part of a research program. Continue reading


Project Director, Income and Development Brain Study: New York City

The Income and Development Brain study is a path breaking random assignment study that will offer monthly unconditional cash supplements to eligible low income mothers of infants for the first three years of their child’s life.  The aim is to understand the causal effects of income on the family and on very early child development, in order to inform policy.  Two hundred fifty mothers will be recruited from hospitals at the time of their child’s birth in each of four sites—New York City, New Orleans, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Omaha, Nebraska.  Half of the mothers in each site will be randomized to receive $333/month in cash and half will receive $20/month in cash.  The NIH-funded study is led by principal investigators Greg Duncan (UC Irvine), Lisa Gennetian (NYU), Katherine Magnuson (UW at Madison), Kimberly Noble (Teachers College, Columbia University), and Hirokazu Yoshikawa (NYU).  PIs are also collaborating with a team of neuroscientists at each site who will lead measurement of children’s brain development at 36 months old.  Recruitment of study participants will begin in Spring 2018 with data collection occurring just after birth, and at child ages 12, 24 and 36 months. More about the study and its motivation can be found here, here and here. We are seeking an experienced researcher and project manager to serve as a project director for this multi-institutional, multi-site, multi-year study. The candidate will supervise multiple technical aspects of the project, serve as the liaison among PIs, the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, neuroscientists and site stakeholders, contribute to methodological and operational decision-making, research design, data collection, analysis, and reporting. The candidate should have at least two years of experience coordinating and managing complex, multi-university research projects. Continue reading

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.

Opening for Greek teachers

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


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 for more information.

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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

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.



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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