Friday, December 2, 2016

Full-Time Research Associate Position Available

Centerstone Research Institute - Bloomington, Indiana

Summary of Job:  The Research Associate will be responsible for providing a wide array of support for field-based evaluation projects, including: participant recruitment, client assessment interviews, tracking and retention; data collection within required timeframes; data entry; database maintenance; provision of ongoing internal and external reports, and assisting the evaluator in the dissemination and utilization of evaluation information and other grant requirements. Candidate must have the capacity to work independently as well as with a team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Able to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, and supervisors.
Possesses a valid driver’s license and willing/able to travel locally.
Possesses organizational skills to maintain records and coordinate other tasks.
Skilled in speaking and writing to persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds with mental and physical disorders.
Must have strong computer skills in data management, document creation, and system maintenance to include Microsoft Excel and Access and SPSS.
Knowledge of physical health chronic conditions a plus. 
Regular and Reliable attendance is required. 
Job Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree in social science or mental health care related field; minimum of 2 years related experience.

Centerstone is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Job Opportunity for December Graduates

Research Assistant – Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development Study at WUSTL

We are looking for a full time research assistant to work on the project described below. Ideally, the person must be able to start FULL TIME (i.e., must be graduating) by January (early) of 2017.

If you are interested, please send a Resume to Deanna Barch at

Please include information about when you will graduate.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this position is to have a research assistant as part of a large-scale project to study health, behavior and brain structure and function in children and adolescents.

The person will: 1) have responsibility for testing and scanning participants using task-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and behavioral/cognitive/computerized testing;

2) help with preprocessing and quality control of imaging and behavioral data; and

3) work with a team of other research assistants to assess a large sample of individuals with task and resting state fMRI and behavioral data as part of the project.


1. Interviews study participants about psychiatric symptoms and tests children and adolescents enrolled in study per protocol, using functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging and behavioral/ cognitive/computerized testing.

2. Processes urine drug samples, saliva and alcohol breathalyzer testing in accordance with study guidelines.

3. Learns to do blood draws.

4. Refer patients to resources available in community and social services.

5. Maintains proper documentation and record keeping.

6. Evaluates research results, reporting findings and discussing project outcomes with staff involved. Responsible for problem solving issues that arise in MRI scanning and to participate in trouble shooting and developing alternative approaches.

7. Performs data entry and maintains data files on research.

8. Prepares information packets for patients enrolled in study.

9. Performs library research on specified topics


Clinical office setting with some pressure caused by study deadlines and patient schedules.

Some local travel to outreach centers and participant homes Some potential exposure to

biological hazards (urine, saliva, blood). Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.

Must be able to learn to run an MRI machine and problem solve issues associated with scanning.

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE: Responsibility, attention to detail, and experience in research.

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Equivalent of Bachelors in Psychology, Psychological & Brain Sciences, Neuroscience, or a related field.

RELATIONSHIP: Works directly with laboratory staff personnel and principal investigators.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Deanna Barch

Corinne Guilday

Monday, November 21, 2016

Love Bloomington? Stay for Three More Years as a Latin America Global Fellow.

GLOBALIZATION IS AFFECTING ALMOST EVERY AREA OF THE LAW and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and its Milt and Judi Stewart Center on the Global Legal Profession are at the forefront of preparing tomorrow's global lawyers. Below please find information about a wonderful fellowship opportunity for those with an interest in Latin America.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Test Prep Resources

Did you know that there are many different test prep resources available to help you with the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, DAT, OAT? The advising office does not recommend one specific resource over another, but they are all worth learning more about and checking out!  

GRE Test Prep, Free

IU Lifelong Learning Test Prep Courses - in person workshops

Magoosh - online offering

Kaplan Test Prep

Monday, November 14, 2016

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The Wong Lab, headed by Dr. Joel Wong, an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling & Educational Psychology, is currently seeking undergraduate research assistants to support in our ongoing projects.

The lab focuses on the areas of Asian/Asian American mental health, the psychology of men and masculinities, sexual assault prevention, and positive psychology.

The ideal RA would be highly dedicated and someone who can commit to joining our lab for at least one year. In addition, those hoping to pursue a graduate degree in counseling psychology or a related field (e.g., sociology or other psychological areas) are encouraged to apply. RAs will be paired with a doctoral student based on research interests and work closely with them to gain research skills and complete tasks.

Over time, RAs will be given many opportunities to gain and enhance their research skills. These include working on a project through from conception to completion as well as exposure to both qualitative and quantitative methodology. In addition, RAs will be given information on counseling psychology and graduate school. This includes program options, what you need to become competitive, the application process, the interview process, and writing a CV and personal statements.
Furthermore, RAs will have the opportunity to get to know Dr. Wong, attend lab meetings, the potential to earn a letter of recommendation, and may also earn the chance to attend conferences and present research.

RAs will be expected to attend lab meetings in addition to meeting with their assigned graduate student as needed to complete project specific tasks. These tasks include, but are not limited to, conducting literature reviews, creating surveys for experiments, piloting studies to identify errors and timing, helping with IRB applications, providing feedback on research designs, helping with creation of research posters for conferences, as well as coding and transcribing data.

More information is available on the Lab’s website here:

Please direct any questions you may have to the Wong Lab coordinator Nelson Zounlome at or Dr. Wong at

If interested in applying, please request an application and return to

Friday, November 4, 2016

IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) Currently Accepting Submissions

The IU Journal of Undergraduate Research (IUJUR) is currently accepting submissions from all academic fields for our June 2017 issue. If you are conducting research under a faculty mentor, you have the exciting opportunity to publish your work as a full-length paper or research snapshot in an open access journal. Publishing your research is a great way to improve your writing and communication skills, learn about the publishing process, and allow others to read about your research.
Any submissions received by our early bird deadline of December 1 will receive detailed feedback from our student editorial board and be allowed to resubmit before our final deadline of February 15, 2017. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please consult our website at Here, you will find manuscript guidelines, an outline of the submission process, and helpful resources to prepare your manuscript for publication. Please feel free to contact with any further questions.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Explore International Careers - Roundtable Event

Explore: International Careers

Wednesday, November 9, 6-7:30pm

Global & International Studies Building 3067

Interested in careers with an international focus?

Come share dinner and conversation with employers at this informal roundtable to learn about how your global skills can translate into a future career!

Come prepared with questions – Representatives from the following organizations are excited to meet you!