A Research Assistant/Lab Manager position is available in Dr. Elizabeth Chrastil’s lab at the University of California, Santa Barbara. We are seeking someone who will enable research as part of a team and, depending on experience level, may also conduct some independent research projects. The Spatial Neuroscience Lab uses dynamic and interdisciplinary research methods to answer questions about how the brain processes information to keep us oriented as we navigate through a complicated world. Our primary techniques are fully immersive virtual reality (VR) and neuroscience brain imaging using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Electroencephalography (EEG). The position is ideal for recent graduates interested in pursuing graduate work in cognitive neuroscience, medicine, geography, psychology, or bioengineering as a way to gain experience and make scientific and scholarly contributions to neuroscience.
The Early Math and Numeracy Lab at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full time research assistant to be involved in studies of early mathematics experiences and learning in children ages 4 to 8 years. This is a great opportunity for students who desire hands-on experience in early math or early cognitive development research including students who are considering applying to developmental science graduate programs in the future.
We seek a detailed oriented research assistant with a Bachelor’s degree in child psychology or related field, someone who has research experience and experience working directly with children. This is a 2 year position. Continue reading
Title: Lab Manager (full time)
Department: Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester
Supervised By: Dr. Laura Elenbaas
General Description: The lab manager will coordinate and oversee a series of research projects on social cognition, intergroup attitudes, and morality in childhood and adolescence. Primary responsibilities include participant recruitment, data collection, team member training, and administrative management of research studies. This position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as flexibility to work some evenings and weekends. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred. This position will include opportunities for the lab manager to grow as a developmental scientist, including participation in study design and presentations at professional conferences. This position would be especially well suited for someone with an interest in pursuing graduate studies in developmental psychology, human development, or a related field. Continue reading
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive
neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.
Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis. Continue reading
The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.
* Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers
* Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.
* Recruiting families and new personnel
* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment
* Overseeing purchases and participant funds
* Managing lab database and website
* Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposals Opportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available. Continue reading
Social Cognitive Science Research Lab (PI: Bertram Malle)
Dept. of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Official job posting: http://bit.ly/Malle_Labmanager2017 (with link for online application)
The successful applicant will manage and contribute to Bertram Malle’s research on moral judgment, mental state inferences, and human-robot interaction. The Lab Manager will participate in all facets of the research program, including:
Developing and pretesting study materials, helping in design of online and lab experiments, recruiting research participants, scheduling and testing participants, monitoring human subject compliance, programming and managing on-line experiments through Qualtrics, ibex, jspsych, and other software environments, operating and managing the lab’s computer systems, apparatus for eye tracking and physiological assessment. Further duties include managing the lab web page and calendar, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, and supporting graduate and honors students’ in data collection and analysis. Continue reading