Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Project Manager Position

A project manager position is available in the Cognition, Emotion and Emotional Disorders (CEED) laboratory of Dr. Lira Yoon at the University of Notre Dame. The person will serve as a project coordinator for a Department of Defense-funded study. The project examines cognitive processes associated with anger and aggression and includes cortisol and ecological momentary assessments.

The project manager will be responsible for assisting with managing recruitment of study participants, coordinating study visits, and accurately maintaining study databases.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field and related research experience. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work independently are required.

The position will start in July 2018, but the exact start date can be negotiated. This is a 2-year position with the second year of employment contingent on performance. To find more information and to apply, please visit, and search for the position number S18403. Review of the applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For questions about this position, contact Dr. Lira Yoon (  

Friday, May 4, 2018

Camp Akeela is still hiring!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Summer Opportunities for Students at Jameson Camp

Amazing people needed!

Jameson Camp is looking for patient, optimistic, and growth-minded individuals to serve as “Counselors” to over 600 wonderfully unique, all-together-special, and genuinely FUN children.

May – July, we provide overnight and day camp to a diverse set of 5-16 year olds, many whom experience social & emotional challenges.  This Summer, consider helping us as we inspire youth to discover their strengths, all while swimming, climbing, learning, playing, and growing together.

We are currently look to fill the following positions:

All Cabin Counselor positions provide leadership & guidance to groups of 6 – 9 campers. Applicants must be over 18 years old, willing to live on site, and a high school graduate.
Cabin Counselor / Culinary Arts Instructor
Cabin Counselor / Archery Instructor
Cabin Counselor / Outdoor Education Instructor
ACE (Advanced Camping Experience) Program Coordinator
Food Service Specialist

More positions are available. Check-out the website!

All staff provided room and board for the summer!
 Summer Dates: May 21 – August 1

Internships available – students must talk with their college advisors for program requirements.

Click here, for specific job requirements and more information, or contact Tim Nowak, Program Director, at or (317)241-2661 x14.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Part-Time Assistant Data Scientist Position

The Traumatic Stress Research Consortium at the Kinsey Institute is seeking a part-time, hourly assistant data scientist (approx. 20 hours per week). We are an interdisciplinary team spanning psychology, physiology, and engineering who study relationships, mental health, physical health, and sexual health after trauma. Some familiarity with statistical modeling in R is required. Candidates who have experience with logistic regression, structural equation modeling, mixed effects models, factor analysis, or data visualization will be given preference. Pay is $12-19/hour, depending on experience and skills. The position is open immediately.
If interested, please send a CV to Jacek Kolacz (

Thursday, April 19, 2018

RA Position: fMRI + tDCS @UC Davis

Job Link:

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis invites applications for a qualified Junior Specialist for the Psychopathology and Emotion Processing (PEP) Lab (PI: Dr. Laura Tully), part of the Translational Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (TCAN) Group (PI: Dr. Cameron Carter) at the UC Davis Imaging Research Center. 
This position is part of an interdisciplinary set of studies examining the neural mechanisms underlying cognitive control of emotion and response to social stress in healthy individuals and individuals experiencing psychotic illness. Successful candidates will be the study coordinator for a new study using fMRI to examine the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on neural mechanisms of cognitive control of emotion during negative social evaluation in individuals aged 16 – 30 with psychotic illness. Successful candidates will also assist with additional neuroimaging and behavioral studies, and will be involved in all aspects of publishable research activities in the PEP lab, inclusive of literature review, study design and implementation, data analysis and presentation, manuscript preparation, and conference submissions. 


  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, cognitive science, or a related field by June 2018 with a minimum of 1 year experience in conducting research studies in a cognitive science discipline (e.g., undergraduate thesis).
  • Experience in human subjects research (e.g., participant testing).

  • Experience using formulas and calculations in excel (or similar). 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage data sets in spreadsheet programs or similar (e.g., excel, csv, jmp, spss, MATLAB. 

  • Experience in collecting fMRI and/or EEG data in human subjects.
  • Experience manipulating datasets in MATLAB and programming experimental tasks using MATLAB and PsychToolBox software.
  • Experience writing/submitting manuscripts for peer review.
  • Experience with fMRI data analysis software (e.g., SPM, FSL, AFNI, neuroelf).
  • Experience conducting semi-structured interviews with human subjects (e.g., clinical assessments).
  • Experience conducting cognitive batteries in human subjects (e.g., intelligence assessments, neuropsychological evaluations).

Wednesday, April 18, 2018


Thinking about studying abroad in the near future? Unsure of how to start planning or what to expect? Faculty & Staff Achieving Student Excellence (FASE) is hosting an information session featuring a student panel tailored to help students learn about the different aspects of studying abroad, including an overview of some abroad programs, budgeting prior and during your trip, life as an exchange student, and much more!

Join other students on April 25th, from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM in Teter Residence Hall, Classroom F104. No RSVP required. All students are welcomed.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Post-Bacc Research Opportunity in Urbana-Champaign for Graduating Seniors


A full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly position in clinical psychology is available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning June/July 2018. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a top-ranked research psychology program, and this position would be a good fit for a student considering doctoral studies in clinical psychology and/or a research degree in psychology or a related discipline. The position would include involvement with an interdisciplinary program of research exploring alcohol and substance use, with a particular focus on basic social factors that drive alcohol consumption. Current projects examine effects of alcohol in heavy social drinkers, employing both laboratory-based group drinking procedures as well as ambulatory transdermal assessment of alcohol consumption. The broader aims of this program of work are to examine how alcohol impacts social interactions and how alcohol’s social rewards might contribute to heavy drinking and addiction. See below link for further information on our research program.

The project manager will be a critical member of our research team and will be responsible for a variety of different elements of our work. In particular, a major focus of this role will be the analysis of facial expressions from video. The project manager would become trained, certified, and reliable in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) through involvement in the lab. The project manager will be responsible for managing the coding of the facial behavior participants display while consuming alcohol and interacting in groups, and may also code facial expressions from photographs collected during ambulatory study participation as well.

The project manager will also work with our lab manager in order to spearhead the recruitment, screening, and scheduling of participants into our study. This role will involve conducting laboratory study visits with participants during which alcohol is administered, and also possibly ambulatory study visits during which transdermal alcohol sensors are assigned. Some weekend and/or evening hours would be required.

Other responsibilities could include, but are not limited to, data management, literature searching, preparing materials for the IRB, the reviewing of proofs, and the purchasing of lab supplies.

The Coordinator of Research Programs will be trained in research in clinical psychology and will gain experience in study implementation, including participant interaction; data management; supervision of undergraduate research assistants; general research administration; and possibly assistance with the preparation of grants and manuscripts. 

We are looking for applicants who have a passion for research, an eye towards detail, effective and flexible time management skills, a willingness to attempt challenging tasks, and strong interpersonal skills.

A bachelor’s degree at the time of employment is preferred, but well qualified applicants who do not have a BA/BS will be considered. A 2-year commitment to the position is requested. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible or, at the latest, by April 30th, 2018.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit letter of interest, resume, copy of academic transcript, and at least one letter of reference to Dr. Catharine Fairbairn at

Minorities, women, and other designated classes are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.