Job Opportunities

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.

For more information on the Social Minds Lab and Prof. Warneken’s research, please click here. The complete job posting can be found here.

Responsibilities

  • 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

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or a related field
  • At least 1 year of research experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to use or learn essential software for research, including Microsoft Office, behavioral coding software, data management software.
  • Experience working with parents and children.

Additional Information

  • 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 warneken.labmanager@umich.edu

Lab Manager, Duke

Posted: February 8, 2019

The Bergelson Lab at Duke, a federally funded lab in Duke’s Psychology & Neuroscience department, is looking to hire an excited, competent, and detail-oriented recent graduate to be an active member of our research team. The lab’s focus is on language development, and in particular, on how word learning interfaces with other levels of linguistic representation, and other dimensions of cognitive and social development. We are part of Duke CHILD Studies.

The lab manager position entails working with families, infants, and toddlers, and a team of researchers from the undergraduate to postdoctoral level.

The lab manager’s duties will include:

  • * managing a team of RAs conducting annotations of home recordings on the SEEDLingS Corpus
  • * scheduling and running in-lab eyetracking and discrimination experiments with infants and adults ,
  • * data processing, coding, and analysis,
  • * vocabulary assessment and other cognitive development measures,
  • * miscellaneous aspects of project and lab upkeep.
  • * writing and maintaining project & lab documentation & calendars

This would be an excellent position for someone looking for research experience with infants and families, in visual, environmental, social, and linguistic aspects of cognitive development.

The lab manager’s contribution would potentially lead to authorship on papers published from the results of these data, and hands-on involvement in the nuts-and-bolts of research in cognitive development.

Requirements:

  • * BA or BS in psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, or a related field
    * strong independent work ethic
  • * previous research experience in a psych, cogsci, linguistics, or related research lab
  • * Ability to manage deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced working environment
  • * Feeling comfortable interacting with infants and families
  • * Ability to troubleshoot and learn software and scripting methods on-the-job

Other desiderata:

  • * experience with audio, video, and image file manipulation
  • * basic programming skills (e.g. Python and R),
  • * experience interacting with infants and families
  • * eyetracking experience (desired but not required)

The position begins Early Summer 2019. This is a one year position, with the possibility of extension.

Applicants should send a CV (which includes GPA,  relevant course and research experience, and references) and a cover letter to elika.bergelson@duke.edu with the title “Bergelson Lab Manager Position”.

Applications are due 3/15, with the goal of hiring the best candidate by the end of April for an early summer start date.


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.

https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx

Search Job Code: 3080024

Candidates are also encouraged to forward their CV to me at eamelendez@partners.org.


Lab Research Coord, JHU CogSci

Posted: January 15, 2019

The Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University is seeking a full-time Laboratory Research Coordinator to work in the labs of Dr. Leyla Isik (Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab) and Dr. Michael Bonner (Cognitive Neuroscience and Machine Learning Lab). The Laboratory Research Coordinator will work on projects involving fMRI, EEG, behavioral testing, and computational modeling of vision and cognition. The position is particularly suited for a recent graduate from a Neuroscience, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science or related program who is seeking to work in an innovative research environment in preparation for graduate school.

For more details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.jhu.edu/job/Baltimore-Laboratory-Research-Coordinator-MD-21234-273/529061800/

You can contact Dr. Isik (lisik@jhu.edu) and Dr. Bonner (mfbonner@jhu.edu)​ with any questions.​​


Internship, Boston University

Posted: January 8, 2019

The Developing Minds Lab at Boston University, under the direction of Dr. Melissa Kibbe, is seeking excellent undergraduates for our summer internship program. Research in the Developing Minds Lab focuses on the the development of object, numerical, and social cognition in infants, children, and adults.

Summer interns will be involved in every aspect of the research, from scheduling participants to running studies to coding and analyzing data. Interns will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the relevant literature, and to present their work in lab meetings. Interns will interact with other undergraduate researchers in the other developmental labs here at BU, and participate in workshops on careers in psychology and research. Finally, interns will gain valuable research experience in a dynamic (and fun!) lab environment.

The program begins the first week of June and runs through the end of July (with the option to extend through August). Interns will work 35-40 hours/week. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a background in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field. Applicants should send the following to devmind@bu.edu with the subject line “2019 Summer Internship Program” by March 1, 2019:

  • a CV
  • A cover letter (2 pages max) addressing:
    • Your interest in research
    • Previous relevant experience
    • Any relevant coursework
    • What you hope to get out of the internship
  • two letters of reference (to be sent separately to devmind@bu.edu)

The internship is open to all undergraduates enrolled in four year institutions. Students from primarily teaching-focused universities and underrepresented minority students are especially encouraged to apply. A stipend of $2000 may be available for outstanding applicants; applicants also are encouraged to apply for funding from their home institutions.

The Developing Minds Lab is part of the Child Development Labs, a group of seven labs at Boston University focusing on cognitive, social, and emotional development in infants and children. More information about the Developing Minds Lab can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/developing-minds-lab/. More information about the Child Development Labs at BU can be found at http://www.bu.edu/cdl/.


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.

Preferred qualifications include (1) proficiency in Matlab, Python, R, and/or JavaScript; (2) experience analyzing neuroimaging data, (3) a desire to improve upon existing analytical techniques currently used in the lab.

To apply, please email Josh Hirschfeld-Kroen (hirschjh@bc.edu) and Liane Young (liane.young@bc.edu) 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.


2 Clinical Research Coord. IIs, Martinos Center

Posted: December 12, 2018

The Martinos Center is looking to fill two lab positions. They are looking for two Clinical Research Coordinator IIs, one position is more specialized toward computational tasks whereas the other is more clinically oriented, both are in the lab of Dr. Thilo Deckersbach, PhD and Darin Dougherty, MD in the Division of Neurotherapeutics.

The job postings can be found on the Massachusetts General Hospital Careers website by searching using the job requisition number in the job number search box.  The requisition numbers are as follows:

  • fMRI focus: 3080162
  • EEG focus: 3080156

Please note that the positions require 1 year of research experience not associated with academic credit and previous coding experience in Python or MATLAB.


City Internships

Posted: October 29, 2018

Applications are open for 2018/19 City Internships. For this academic year, they will be offering Winter, Spring and Summer Programs in 9 locations, including New York, Washington D.C., Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston, & San Francisco.

All programs feature a series of career-readiness classes, workshops and events centered around an internship placement at a leading company in an industry of interest to a student.

The programs are open to students from any year and with any major, and they may choose a placement in one of 9 career fields: Banking & Financial services; Consulting & Professional services; Law & Politics; Technology & Engineering; Marketing, Advertising & PR; Media, Entertainment & Journalism; Art, Fashion & Design; Start-ups & Entrepreneurship; Charities, NFPs & NGOs.

Students may be apply now at: https://city-internships.com/apply

See this Prospectus, which explains the programs and offerings: City Internships 2018/19 Prospectus and also a printable Noticeboard Flyer.


Intern, Maryland Anxiety Center

Posted: October 10, 2018

The Maryland Anxiety Center offers a 12-week internship program to provide undergraduate students an opportunity to develop specialized training on the nature and treatment of anxiety and related disorders from a cognitive behavioral perspective. Our students participate in weekly training sessions where they learn from experts about cognitive behavioral therapy, the treatment of anxiety & related disorders and get an inside view of what it is like to work as a therapist in private practice. As part of their training, interns receive psychoeducation and observe mock intake evaluations/diagnostic assessments & mock therapy sessions. In addition, MAC interns assist with various projects such as researching, writing, developing presentations and creating clinical & administrative materials. Interns are in the office approximately five hours per week for training, participating in staff meetings, and observing supervision and case consultation of MAC clinicians. Additional hours can be obtained out of the office to meet any academic requirements.

Applications and resumes should be sent to Stephanie Woodrow (swoodrow@marylandanxietycenter.com). Resumes are ONLY accepted February 15 to March 15 for summer positions, April 15 to May 15 for fall positions, and October 15 to November 15 for spring positions. We accept up to four undergraduate interns per term).

https://marylandanxietycenter.com/about-us/#internship