Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Lab Coordinator Position at Brown University

The Causality and Mind Lab at Brown University (, PI: David Sobel) is seeking a lab coordinator for NSF-funded projects on children's belief revision, social learning, and exploration in both laboratory and informal learning environments. This is a full-time, paid position in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University. 

The lab coordinator will be part of several projects in the lab, including laboratory-based measures of children's belief revision, scientific reasoning, and social learning, 3D motion tracking of children’s responses to examine mechanisms of cognitive control and social cognitive development, and onsite investigation of parent-child interaction and exploration at in museum settings. In addition to lab manager duties, opportunities exist for development of independent research and publication. The position is for two years, with a third year possible, contingent on funding.

The lab coordinator will work with the PI, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers to engage in data collection, coding, and data analysis. Other responsibilities will include supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, coordinating coding of large-scale data projects, maintaining IRB paperwork for research compliance, coordinating testing schedules and logistics, and maintaining laboratory website.

Required qualifications include

-B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Cognitive Science or a field related to cognitive development
-Experience working with preschool- or elementary-school aged children in a laboratory setting
-Proficiency in interacting with children, families, and the general public
-Ability to manage time and goals on multiple projects.
-Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, SPSS, and Qualtrics

-Experience with Matlab and behavioral video coding is preferred.

If interested, please submit application materials, including CV, a cover letter documenting interest in the position and previous experience, academic transcript (unofficial is fine), and contact information from three professional references to Brown Workday at the URL Below

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Post-Bacc Research Opportunity in Urbana-Champaign


A full-time (40 hours per week) academic hourly position in clinical psychology is available at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, beginning August/September, 2017. 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 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. Duties would include, but would not be limited to, the management of study data, the coding of participant behaviors from photos and video, and the recruitment, screening, and running of study participants.

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. The Coordinator of Research Programs would become trained, certified, and reliable in the Facial Action Coding System (FACS) through involvement in the lab. Some weekend and/or evening hours would be required.

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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications. To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted as soon as possible or by July 25th, 2017. 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.

Research Assistant Position at The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center

The Maryland Psychiatric Research Center, outside of Baltimore Maryland, is looking for a talented research assistant.  We would prefer candidates who have prior experience working with people with schizophrenia and/or experience with EEG, fMRI, cognitive testing. Candidates with a background in basic human cognitive neuroscience are also encouraged  to apply. Many lab RA alumni have gone on to graduate and medical school.  

Use the link in order to apply.  I am happy to answer any questions. My email is

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Recruiting for Research Assistant at UC Davis

The EDAPT Clinic and Translational Cognitive and Affective (TCAN) Laboratory have complementary goals to clinically intervene as early as possible and study the neural mechanisms of cognitive dysfunction in psychotic illness. The TCAN lab is recruiting for two positions to serve as junior specialists at the UC Davis Medical Center. The incumbent will be responsible for many aspects of the research study. The incumbent will be trained to use knowledge of mental health conditions to conduct phone evaluations to determine study eligibility of potential participants. The incumbent will also consent study participants and schedule all of their research appointments. The incumbent will conduct clinical interviews for research purposes under the supervision of a faculty member and will conduct behavioral testing sessions. The incumbent will manage the study IRB protocols, adhering strictly to privacy and confidentiality laws. The incumbent will also manage data collection and organization, including mentoring undergraduate volunteers in the input of data to multiple databases. Furthermore, the incumbent will be expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings, journal club presentations, presentations from outside speakers, and weekly workshops to help junior specialists develop their career goals.
The current study will be entering a new piloting phase starting Fall 2017, which will allow the incumbent to meaningfully contribute to Phase 2 study design and revisions. Depending on their contribution and role in the lab, the incumbent may have the opportunity assist in study design and analysis as well as writing and review of relevant manuscripts. Furthermore, the incumbent may have the opportunity to creatively contribute to the research project by proposing alternative analysis strategies, generate novel projects with existing data, review literature for manuscript preparation, and the ability to submit data for presentation relevant conferences, such as Society of Biological Psychiatry or Society for Neuroscience (if funding is available). The incumbent will be actively and significantly involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing journal articles and engaging in discussions on research and the interpretation of research results with PI and others in the lab. The incumbent will also participate in one or more of the following activities: appropriate professional/technical societies or groups such as our weekly career development group and other educational and research organizations; and review research proposals, journal manuscripts, and publications related to area of expertise. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills; as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Sacramento, CA
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
2-3 references required (contact information only)
  1. Create an ApplicantID
  2. Provide required information and documents
  3. If any, provide required reference information

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Student Employment Opportunity: Owen Hall

College of Arts and Sciences Part-time Employment Opportunity 

The College Undergraduate Academic Affairs Office is looking for highly motivated, reliable, and mature student workers for Summer 2017 and beyond. We need assistance during our office hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.  We are looking for dependable, flexible, detail-oriented students with the ability to maintain confidentiality of records. 

Communication skills and the ability to work with the public are essential.  Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite is preferred. Primary duties consist of: data entry, preparing computer work, filing, copying, sorting mail, running errands, answering phones, directing visitors, and miscellaneous tasks. This is not a work-study position.  

For consideration, please submit your résumé and cover letter directly to Ms. Erin McDaniel (Owen Hall 102) or Ms. Rebekka Potter (Owen Hall 104). For questions, please contact our office at

Friday, June 2, 2017

Full-Time Lab Manager Position at Penn State

The Developmental Personality Neuroscience Lab at Penn State University directed by Michael Hallquist seeks a full-time research assistant to start in August or September of 2017. The position will focus on implementing NIMH- and PSU-funded studies of personality dysfunction, emotion dysregulation, and impulsivity in teens and young adults. Research in the lab synthesizes functional neuroimaging, computational modeling, and network analyses to characterize the development of neurobehavioral systems underlying self-regulation and interpersonal functioning. The successful candidate will have ample opportunity to contribute to all aspects of research, including designing/programming experiments, participant recruitment, clinical interviewing, data management, supervising undergraduate students, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. 

Skills and qualifications:
Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher and one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  A bachelor’s degree or higher in psychology, cognitive science, computer science, math, or related field preferred.  Prior research or professional experience with adolescents and/or young adults, especially in mental health settings, is preferred. Scientific programming (in R, MATLAB, or Python) will be an important aspect of the position; thus, prior programming experience is desirable. 

To apply, please email curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for two or three references to Dr. Hallquist: In the cover letter, please highlight relevant skills and your research and clinical interests.  Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until the job is filled.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

This is a fixed term position funded for one year from date of hire with a strong possibility of refunding.