The Austin Thought Lab at the University of Texas at Austin is seeking a full-time lab manager/coordinator to start in August 2018. Under the direction of Katharine Tillman, the lab studies interactions between language, perception, and culture in the mind, including how young children acquire abstract concepts that go beyond what they can directly observe in the world. This position involves coordinating data collection and subject recruitment, designing and running studies with children and adults, developing and maintaining administrative systems, supervising undergraduate research assistants, scheduling and record-keeping, maintaining study protocols and communicating with the Institutional Review Board, community outreach online and in person, and more. The lab coordinator will also have opportunities to conduct their own projects, and to be involved with conference presentations and journal articles. This position is particularly appropriate to candidates hoping to increase their research training prior to applying to graduate school.
– Bachelor’s degree in cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, computer science, or a related field.
– Previous research experience
– Experience and comfort communicating with children (2 – 10 years old), families, and other members of the community
– Ability to write clearly for any audience
– Ability to get tasks done efficiently and independently, and to show initiative in doing so
– Organized and detail-oriented Continue reading
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The Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience (LCN) at Boston Children’s Hospital are dedicated to furthering our understanding of brain and cognitive development in children diagnosed with or at risk for various developmental disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of researchers brings together experts from a wide range of fields, including neuroscience, psychology, and education. In collaboration with clinical experts in fields such as developmental pediatrics and child neurology, we are working to expand our knowledge of neurodevelopmental disorders. Through this collaborative and comprehensive approach, we aim to drive the science forward as rapidly as possible, so that we can translate what we learn into earlier identification, improved therapies, and better outcomes for children and families affected by developmental disorders.
The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will work on a collaborative project between Boston Children’s Hospital (PI Charles Nelson) and Boston University (PI Helen Tager-Flusberg) that is investigating the early development of infants who have an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, infants displaying delays at their 12 month well-baby visit, and infants with no developmental concerns. Our goal is to find signs that suggest risk for this disorder between infants with an older sibling with an autism spectrum disorder, and those displaying developmental concern, based on early differences detected on a screening tool. The project will use electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral measures in a group of 3- to 36-month-old children who are participating in a longitudinal study. Responsibilities include working with, and coordinating a team of undergraduate students, postdocs, and research staff associated with the research project in addition to IRB management and preparing progress reports. The CRS will be responsible for administering electrophysiological and eye tracking lab protocols, and perform standardized diagnostic and developmental assessments. Furthermore, the CRS will oversee data management, as well as contribute to running the day-to-day operations for research protocols under the direction of the Principal Investigator and the Program Manager. Continue reading
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 (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 2018 and a two-year commitment is preferred. Continue reading
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.
The Learning and Brain Development Lab at Tulane University (https://lbdlab.tulane.edu), directed by Dr. Julie Markant, is seeking a full-time research assistant/lab manager to coordinate and conduct research with infants, young children, and adults. The lab manager will be responsible for daily operations of the lab and will work closely with Dr. Markant and graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.
The lab manager will contribute to all aspects of multiple research projects examining the development of attention and memory. Primary responsibilities will include coordinating participant recruitment, supervising undergraduate research assistants, and collecting and analyzing data using a variety of techniques (e.g., eye tracking, genetics). The lab manager will also assist with administrative duties and have the opportunity to contribute to study design and manuscript preparation. Continue reading
The Saxe Lab at MIT is hiring a new lab manager to begin in August, 2018. A position description is attached. Please see this link if you are interested in applying. Job Posting – Lab Manager_Saxe Lab
Position Description: A Research Assistant/Interviewer position will be available starting May/June of 2018 in the Translational Research in Affective Disorders Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at Emory University (PI, Dr. Michael Treadway). The Research Interviewer will assist with all aspects of the research process (designing/programming experiments, recruiting/running participants, analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data). This is an excellent position for anyone seeking research experience and training in clinical and cognitive neuroscience before applying to graduate programs. Continue reading