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Full-time research assistant position studying neural changes in autism and typical development

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 and typical development. The lab is part of the Sackler Institute for Developmental Psychobiology at Weill Cornell Medical College in Manhattan, NY ( and the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at Weill Cornell Medical College/NY Presbyterian Hospital in White Plains, NY (

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 2018 and a two-year commitment is preferred. Continue reading


Full-time research assistants, Child Mind Institute NYC

A Hofstra alumnus has told us The Child Mind Institute is currently looking to grow their team and are actively searching for full-time paid research assistants.

Here is the link for the job description:

If you’d like direct contact information for the alumnus who can answer questions about the organization, contact Dr. Masnick for details.

Full-time lab manager at Columbia University

The Laboratory for Clinical and Developmental Studies (LCDS), directed by Dr. Christine B. Cha, is seeking a highly motivated lab manager to coordinate a series of research projects aimed at understanding why people engage in behaviors that are intentionally harmful to themselves (e.g., suicidal and nonsuicidal behavior).  The Lab Manager will gain experience with all aspects of the research process that would thoroughly equip them for further graduate studies in clinical psychological science: data collection using behavioral, physiological, and self-report measures; participant recruitment and screening; preparing university- and hospital-based protocols; data analysis and manuscript preparation; training and supervising other RAs/grad students; preparation of grants. The Lab Manager will have opportunities to participate in national psychology conferences and to assist with manuscript preparation. The position would require at least a 2-year commitment. This position would start in mid-May, at latest. Strong preference will be given to candidates able to begin as early as mid-March. This is a full-time, paid position.

Requirements: Background in psychology or a related field (minimum of B.A., B.S., or equivalent); Prior clinical psychology research experience (at least 12 months); Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail; Strong leadership abilities & willingness to take initiative; Strong interpersonal skills to maintain rapport with adolescents and their families; Ability to work independently; Experience with college/university-based IRBs; Conducting lit reviews via PubMed and/or PsycINFO; Experience with SPSS, R, Qualtrics/REDCap. The following experiences are strongly preferred: clinical or diagnostic interviewing; hospital-based IRB submissions; grant preparation; familiarity with  javascript, Inquisit, OpenSesame and Comprehensive Meta-Analysis.

To Apply: Interested individuals should complete the application survey link: This survey requires a cover letter and CV/resume upload. If you have any questions please email Katherine DiVasto, at with the subject line “LCDS Lab Manager ‐ Query” in the subject line. Applications and interviews will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.

Summer program in neuroscience at NYU

The Center for Neural Science hosts a summer research experience program for undergraduates with a strong interest in neuroscience. This program is designed to foster entry into a neuroscience research-centered career. Students apply for positions in a 10-week summer program during which they actively participate in research projects in the laboratories of New York University science faculty. We match students to laboratories primarily on the basis of their background preparation and areas of interest. They work either directly with faculty or with graduate students or postdoctoral fellows. Each student conducts a research project under the direction of his or her mentor. The students are involved in all phases of the research process from experimental design to data analysis and communication of results. At the end of the program, the students each give a presentation of their own work at a summer research conference. The primary goal of this program is to extend the Center’s robust neuroscience research opportunities to non-NYU students and to diversify the scientific workforce in the field of Neuroscience. Financial support is available to non-NYU students through the NSF REU-Site Grant. The First week of SURP will include a “bootcamp” to accelerate the learning of lab skills specific to neural science.

Deadline for applications: March 15th, but review begins on Feb 15th

More info here:

Research coordinator position at NYU

The Anxiety and Complicated Grief Program in NYU Langone Health’s Department of Psychiatry explores causes and treatments for a variety of anxiety- and grief-related conditions, and seeks to better understand their underlying causes and courses. We perform research studies to identify and develop new treatments.

We are now recruiting candidates for research coordinator, post-doctoral fellow, and volunteer positions to begin in Summer 2018. For more information about how to apply, click on the link below for a PDF about the position.


Research Assistant Position at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain – Westchester NY

Position Title:  Research Aide

Department: Psychiatry

Division: Center for Autism and the Developing Brain

Supervisor: Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

The expected start date for the position is Spring-Summer 2018. Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a CV, names and contact information for 2 references, and a cover letter describing relevant experience, interests, and long-term goals to Gabrielle Ranger-Murdock (

Position Summary

Under supervision, responsible for the recruitment of participants (including medical professionals and children with autism) to participate in a federally-funded research project.  Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors, and other research related entities.  This position is based at the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain (CADB) located at the Westchester Division in White Plains, NY. Continue reading

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