Thursday, February 26, 2015

Women in Science and Technology Panel - March 4

Interested in a panel discussion on the experiences of women in science and technology? Then please consider joining the IU Feminist Student Association, the Undergraduate Physics Club, Indiana University Women in Science, Women Empowering Success in Technology and the Biotechnology Club at IU for a panel and discussion on the experiences of women in science and technology! Panelists include Neuroscience Professor Cara Wellman, Jill Paterson of Biochemistry, Nitocris Perez in tech, Elizabeth Housworth from Math, and the Research Director of Baxter Healthcare Wendy Saffell-Clemmer.
Date: Wednesday, March 5th, 2015
Time: 6 PM
Location: IMU Georgian Room
Contact: Connie Lu
Contact email:

Summer Job Opportunities Available in Bloomington

Summer Job Opportunities Available in Bloomington

Summer job opportunities are available here in Bloomington with Kid City day camp for students interested in the following:
  • Summer camp counselor
  • Summer camp one to one counselor with campers with disabilities
  • Leadership/supervisory experience
  • Event/activity planning
Below is information on the job openings that are available.  For interested students, the application can be found at

Monday, February 9, 2015

Themester 2015 on-campus internship

Themester, an initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences, is pleased to announce several undergraduate internships available for Fall 2015’s Themester “@Work: The Nature of Labor on a Changing Planet.” Internship duties average about five hours a week. Interns actively engage the theme by attending and reporting on Themester events. Other duties include coordinating a Themester event or project and promoting Themester.  Previous interns report that the internship helped them engage campus on a deeper level. Themester has additional opportunities for students interested in photography and design. Visit the Themester website or more information.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Multiple Positions in Clinical/Developmental Research at Northwestern University

The MAPS (Mapping the Diversity of Young Children)-Integrated Research Program (MAPS-IRP), which focuses on characterizing and predicting the early emergence of mental health problems, has part-time positions available to advanced undergraduate and graduate students. The MAPS Follow-Up Study (MAPS-FUS) (PI: Lauren Wakschlag, PhD) is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to identify developmentally based brain:behavior markers in early childhood that most sharply predict which young children will go on to develop chronic mental health problems from early school age-pre-adolescence. Individuals hired for these positions will be part of a dynamic collaborative team that includes clinical and developmental psychologists, methodologists, and neuroscientists.

All interested candidates should email resume and contact information for three references to

Research Assistant/Phlebotomist:
One question this study is designed to answer is whether differential exposure to stress may increase health disparities in mental health problems in minority children via changes in their immune system.  To achieve this aim, we will be drawing blood from the children who participate in the school-age assessment.
We are hiring a Research Assistant with pediatric phlebotomy experience to conduct the blood draws. The candidate will also be responsible for processing and storing peripheral blood samples, separating sera from plasma, isolating and stimulating PBMCs for cytokine production and conducting ELISAs. Experience in these techniques is preferred but not required. The Research Assistant will be an important part of the research team.

The Research Assistant’s primary activities involve:
-          Performing blood draws on our pediatric population (children ages 6-9 years old)
-          Collection, handling, and processing of biomedical specimens
-          Conducting study assessments
-          Maintaining accurate, timely, and detailed records of participant contact and databases
-          Other project-related responsibilities

Experience and Preferred/Required Qualifications:
       1.            Experience or demonstrated interest in working with diverse children and their families;
       2.            Experience conducting informed consent process with human research subjects;
       3.            Experience interviewing research participants;
       4.            Phlebotomy experience;
       5.            Willingness to work weekends is required;
       6.            Proficiency in Spanish preferred.

Observational Coder (5 openings):
These positions are responsible for coding developmentally based observations of young children’s disruptive and anxious behavior and parenting behavior. In particular, coders will need to devote 12-20 hours per week of intensive training to reliability and then independently code tapes assessing children’s behavior during a series of semi-structured laboratory activities with a parent and examiner. Once training is complete, hours may be flexible but a minimum commitment of 12 hours per week is required. Coders must be available to attend coding training and reliability meetings on Tuesdays. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are interested in applying to graduate school in Clinical/Developmental Psychology or in expanding their exposure to assessment of early childhood psychopathology and for master’s level professionals interested in working part-time within the context of a larger developmentally based research program.

1.       Knowledge of typical early childhood development;
2.       Prior experience with observational methods and/or developmental research preferred;
3.       Interest and/or knowledge about childhood psychopathology;
4.       Ability to work independently and attention to detail.
Time commitment:
1.       Availability to meet on Tuesdays to discuss tapes and reach consensus;
2.       One year commitment is required.

Child Specialist (up to 6 openings):
The Child Specialist is a key member of the assessment team for the MAPS-FUS team. 500 diverse parents and their children will participate in intensive lab-based assessments at school-age (6-8 years old) and at pre-adolescence (9-10 years old). Assessments include direct observation, neurocognitive tasks, puppet interviews and parent interviews about clinical symptoms and family context. The Child Specialist participates in clinical research by assisting the data collection team with transitioning between tasks, helping administer tasks to the children, supervise siblings who are present during a family’s visit, and oversee audio-video recording. The Child Specialist adheres to the lab protocol for lab visit preparation, administration, and completion, and may be assigned general office work and other duties in support of the study. The Child Specialists may also attend team meetings including journal club and other scientifically relevant activities. This is an excellent position for students interested in careers in clinical or developmental psychology or related fields. It will provide outstanding opportunity to obtain experience in clinical research assessment with diverse, developmental populations.

Positions will be available until filled and will start asap.

Northwestern students: There is an opportunity for 399 course credit.

       1.            Experience or demonstrated interest in working with diverse children and their families;
       2.            Experience working in a research setting;
       3.            Experience with team work.
Time commitment:
       1.            12-20 hours per week;
       2.            Weekend work is required.

Join us for Psychology Career Night - February 10th!

Psychology Career Night:
Not sure what to do with your Psychology major? Join us to hear from our alumni panelists who have used their Psychology degree to apply to a variety of different fields. Speakers from the counseling, law, and public relations/event planning industries will share their career stories and discuss how their degrees have helped them in their current positions. After the panel discussion, you will have the opportunity to mix and mingle with the speakers in an informal setting. Light refreshments will be provided. Don’t miss this networking opportunity!
Date: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Time: 4-6:30pm
Location: Psychology Building, Room 100
Contact: Savannah Meslin
Contact email:

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Raas Royalty National Dance Competition – Largest cultural show on campus!

  Raas Royalty is a traditional Indian dance competition and show held at IU and is the only free competition of its kind in the country. 8 of the nation's best garba/raas teams travel to Bloomington to compete and battle for the throne and a chance to earn points toward nationals in April. It is the largest cultural show on campus – you can check out the promotional video here:

Date: February 21, 2015

Time: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Location: IU Auditorium

Cost: FREE!