Research Coord., UC Merced
Posted: April 4, 2019
The Center for Early Cognition and Language at the University of California, Merced, directed by Dr. Rose Scott, is seeking a research coordinator for an NSF-funded research study on the development of social cognition. This research will examine the influence of cultural, social, and economic factors on children’s early false-belief understanding. The research coordinator will (a) assist with the design and development of research protocols and materials, (b) oversee participant recruitment and scheduling and the maintenance of participant records, (c) train and supervise undergraduate research assistants, (d) conduct study visits with families, and (e) assist with data entry, coding, and analysis. The coordinator will also have the opportunity to participate in the preparation of publications, presentations, and reports using data affiliated with the project.
- A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, or related field
- Strong organizational, communication, and problem-solving skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- Computer literacy and a willingness to learn new technical/computer skills
- Ability to work independently as well as with other team members
- Experience working with young children
- Ability to interact with families from a diverse range of backgrounds in a respectful and courteous fashion
- Proficiency in Spanish
- At least 1 year of research experience
- Experience with data management software (e.g., FilemakerPro)
- Experience with PsychoPy, Python, R, SPSS
Interested applicants should apply at https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/JPF00784.
Salary is based on University of California Academic Salary Pay Scales. This is a benefits-eligible appointment for one year, with the possibility of extension for additional years based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin on May 1, 2019. Position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.
For more information, contact Dr. Rose Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lab Manager, Univ. Michigan
Posted: February 14, 2019
We are looking for a full-time lab manager to coordinate and conduct research on cooperation in young children at the Social Minds Lab of the University of Michigan (Prof. Felix Warneken). The position entails subject recruitment and scheduling, testing in the lab and at schools, using advanced video coding technology, and active participation in research. The position also requires supervising undergraduate research assistants and working closely with a postdoctoral researcher, as well as overseeing an international collaboration as part of an NSF funded grant.
The intended start date is Spring/Summer of this year.
- Active research – Preparing and running child studies; video coding
- Administrative tasks – Purchases; IRB protocols; grant reports
- Recruitment and supervision of student research assistants
- Building and maintaining infrastructure – recruitment of families; maintaining a child database; communications with other labs
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
- At least 1 year of research experience
- Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, behavioral coding software, data management software.
- Experience working with parents and children.
- Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled
- Two year term-limited position with a possibility of extension
- Questions about this position can be directed to email@example.com
Clinical Research Coord IIs, Martinos Center
Posted: February 8, 2019
We are looking for people to fill two positions in our lab at the MGH Martinos Center. As part of the Division of Neuropsychiatry and Neuromodulation led by Joan Camprodon, MD, MPH, PhD, we’re looking for two Clinical Research Coordinator IIs that have strong translational research skills with a desire to get more clinical exposure as well. Computational skill are a plus, but are not required for the role. Expected time commitment would be a minimum of 2 years.
Search Job Code: 3080024
Candidates are also encouraged to forward their CV to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research Analyst, Boston College
Posted: December 14, 2018
The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Research Analyst, with a two-year commitment. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled, with the position starting as early as January 2019 and no later than July 2019. The Research Analyst will work in tandem with a full-time lab manager, who will hold more administrative duties.
Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition: for example, the role of reasoning in moral thought and action, the involvement of theory of mind across social and relational contexts (e.g., cooperation vs competition), social learning and prediction error, the function of punishment versus partner choice, and the tradeoff between principles of moral obligation and impartiality. The lab uses behavioral methods, fMRI, and TMS, in both typical and atypical populations, adults and children. Learn more by visiting http://moralitylab.bc.edu/.
Job responsibilities will include:
- Maintaining and updating lab databases; maintaining and updating lab analysis scripts (particularly fMRI scripts) to be in line with current and emerging practices; maintaining detailed and comprehensible documentation of lab scripts/practices
- Assisting graduate students and postdocs in all lines of research (e.g. recruiting participants, collecting and analyzing behavioral and fMRI data, mentoring and training undergraduate research assistants)
- Ensuring that the lab is active in supporting the best practices of open and reproducible science (e.g. pre-registering studies, making datasets and analysis scripts publicly available, etc.)
The Research Analyst will also have opportunities to design, conduct, publish and present original research projects. This position is ideal for individuals who are interested in applying to graduate school.
Candidates should have a B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field. Candidates should have prior research experience, as well as knowledge of the statistical methods and experimental designs that are commonly used in psychological research. Candidates should also have a strong background in programming (see below). Finally, candidates should have strong organizational abilities, be independent and eager to learn new skills on their own, and be able to work well with others, as effective and patient communicators.
To apply, please email Josh Hirschfeld-Kroen (email@example.com) and Liane Young (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a CV (titled as ‘LastName_CV’) and a statement explaining current and future research interests as well as specific interests in joining the Morality Lab. Please also provide contact information for two references and include “Morality Lab Research Analyst Application” in the subject line of any correspondence.
Review of applications will start immediately and proceed until the position is filled. Women, LGBTQ and under-represented minority applicants are encouraged to apply. Boston College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.