Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lab Manager/Administrator Position Available: Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University

The Center for Autism Research Excellence (CARE) at Boston University, in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Boston University is seeking a full-time Lab Manager/Administrator, under the supervision of the Center director, Professor Helen Tager-Flusberg. The focus of the research at CARE is on autism, with special emphasis on studies addressing language and communicative functioning in children and adolescents (www.bu.edu/autism).

The position will involve working on all administrative operations for our Center including grants management, IRB, coordinating and overseeing our internship programs, purchasing and upkeep of equipment and supplies, maintenance of website and project management systems, outreach to the community, social media, public relations and dissemination activities, travel arrangements, and other related activities for all the projects and investigators affiliated with the Center. The successful candidate will also support recruitment of participants, coordination of staff and students on the various research projects, data coding and analysis, and help with conference presentations and manuscript preparation.
This position is perfect for someone who has excellent social skills, enthusiasm for the work in our Center, is organized, detail-oriented, resourceful, and has the ability to take initiative and manage multiple responsibilities in a proactive way. It is important for the candidate to be able to work independently and as part of a team. A bachelor's degree in psychology, neuroscience or a related field is required as well as some administrative experience, preferably in an academic setting.  Preferred qualifications include: interest and background working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder; previous research experience on behavioral, language and cognitive neuroscience projects; and strong technical and computer skills.

This is a great position for someone who would like to gain further experience in an intensive and large research setting before applying to graduate school. The position offers full, excellent benefits and an exciting and collaborative working environment.  


To apply for the position, email (1) a cover letter describing your relevant experience and future goals; (2) your CV; and (3) have three letters of recommendation sent to htagerf@bu.edu. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. The start date is flexible, but we strongly prefer someone who could start before July 2017.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Research Assistant Job Posting for UGA Clinical Affective Neuroscience Lab

We are looking for a full-time research assistant to join the Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, directed by Dr. Gregory Strauss at the University of Georgia. The position involves working on an NIMH-funded grant that aims to mathematically model anhedonia in schizophrenia. The start date is as early as July 1, 2017. A minimum 2-year commitment is required for the position.

If you are interested, please send a CV to gstrauss@uga.edu. Please include information about when you will graduate if you are still an undergraduate. This position is ideal for individuals wanting additional training/experience prior to applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or neuroscience.

The posting number is: 20170921

PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform study procedures, including informed consent, inclusion/exclusion evaluations, symptom/diagnostic interviews, and administering study tasks.
  • Study recruitment, scheduling, and reminder calls for appointments.
  • Study documentation, record keeping, and maintaining study databases.
  • Data processing, data analysis, reporting findings at lab meetings, and discussing project outcomes with the PI.
Minimum Qualifications:
  1. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Detail-oriented person who understands the importance accountability in research.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to interview research volunteers to determine study eligibility, to interact with staff from various programs and institutions, and to conduct experimental sessions.
  • Skill in statistical interpretation and data analysis using Excel, Access, SPSS, as well as other word processing, spreadsheet and database management software applications.
  • Previous experience with Event Related Potentials, Eye-Tracking, and/or fMRI is desirable.


University of Maryland ADHD Program Seeking an RA With fMRI Experience

The Maryland ADHD Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park directed by Dr. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano is seeking a full-time research assistant beginning Summer 2017 (specific start date flexible).  In collaboration with researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Center for Neurodevelopment and Imaging Research (CNIR) at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland ADHD Program has been recommended for funding to investigate reward responsiveness as a putative mechanism of change in an ongoing randomized clinical trial of behavioral activation treatment in college students with ADHD who are engaging in problematic alcohol use.  This exciting project will combine bio-behavioral (i.e., computerized behavioral tasks; multimodal neuroimaging) and treatment outcome research to better understand mechanisms underlying successful treatment for college students with ADHD engaged in problematic alcohol use. This position is contingent upon official funding from the agency.

Research assistant responsibilities include recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and computerized tasks), data processing and analysis (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI and matlab), assistance with IRB paperwork and general management of study operations. Key skills for this position include the ability to organize and manage time and multiple tasks, the ability to work independently, experience and proficiency with administering behavioral tasks (e.g., E-prime, Presentation) and neuroimaging software (i.e., SPM, AFNI, etc), and the ability to maintain effective communications and working relationships with other study team members, supervisors and participants. Research assistants will also assist with presentations for scientific conferences and manuscript/grant preparation.
Necessary qualifications include: 1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field; 2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing fMRI data; 3) proficiency with MATLAB; and 4) excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This position is for one year.


Interested applicants should send their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial is fine), and contact info for 2-3 references to Drs. Andrea Chronis-Tuscano (achronis@umd.edu) and Karen Seymour (kseymou2@jhmi.edu) with the subject line “College ADHD RA Position.”

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Developmental Neuroimaging Lab Research Assistant Position: Rutgers University

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.

Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field; and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to
applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.

Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy at mrlabrutgers@gmail.com and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Professional Research Assistant Position, University of Colorado Boulder

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.

Responsibilities include:
* 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.

Preferred Qualifications Include:
*Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals
*Experience with children
*Strong writing and communication skills
*Statistical analysis skills
*Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience
*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting
We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.

Salary is competitive and benefits are included.

To apply, please follow these steps:
1) Go to this link: http://tinyurl.com/kqah26e and click "Apply Online"
2) Login, or Create a new account if you don't have one
3) Upload the requested materials: cover letter, resume, transcript/proof of highest degree earned
4) Ask for 3 confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly by letter-writers to cogdevctr@colorado.edu

In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.

Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. THE UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER CONDUCTS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL FINAL APPLICANTS BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT.

Questions? Email cogdevctr@colorado.edu or call 303-492-6389


Thursday, May 11, 2017

RA Position at Michigan State University

We are seeking highly motivated individuals to fill 1 open Research Assistant position in the Division of Public Health, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University. These individuals will work on the SPIRIT Trial, a large NIMH- and NIJ-funded research study evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a suicide prevention intervention for 800 suicidal jail detainees who are releasing to communities in 2 states (Michigan and Rhode Island), with PIs at each affiliated academic site (Michigan State University PI: Jennifer Johnson, PhD; Brown University PI: Lauren Weinstock, PhD).

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2015/embracing-the-spirit-of-reducing-suicide.shtml
Position responsibilities include a number of clinical research duties including: participant recruitment,  consent, screening, and assessment, coordination with study interventionists, data management, and miscellaneous administrative tasks.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelors degree in psychology or related field, relevant research experience, and strong organizational skills. Given the nature of the research being conducted, we are seeking someone who is outgoing and sensitive to the needs of individuals with severe mental illness, who works well independently, and who has a strong work ethic.

Interested applicants are encouraged to read more about the details of the position on the MSU website, where they may also submit their application materials. The job requisition closes on May 16, 2017.

http://careers.pageuppeople.com/782/ci/en-us/job/494869/research-assistant-i