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  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Yale

    Posted: December 13, 2019

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    The Yale Fellowship in Autism Clinical Research and Community Wellness at the Yale Child Study Center is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism intervention. The position will commence June 2020

    The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution in autism research.  Fellows will have the opportunity to shadow weekly developmental disability clinic rounds, attend Child Study Center Grand Rounds, as well as other departmental Grand Rounds lectures in the School of Medicine.

    The fellowship is up to two years in duration, with the second year being conditional on progress made in the first year. The fellowship combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. Research training encompasses learning to lead and coordinate multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials involving children and adults living with autism Clinical training will include training on assessments used in autism evaluation and observation of clinical evaluation through the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. They will be directly involved in communication with parents regarding patient treatment. Fellows will have the opportunity to peer-mentor adults with autism through weekly small group meetings. Fellows will engage in community outreach and develop leadership skills while directing organized social groups for families and individuals living with autism.  Fellows will manage an online meetup platform with over 1000 members including individuals with ASD, parents, students, and professionals. Fellows are encouraged to develop and implement creative in-person events and will co-facilitate activities. Selected applicants will be expected to present results of their own work related to autism research. Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. They must have the ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings while juggling multiple tasks.  Flexibility, endurance, and attention to detail are also essential qualities. Fellows starting salary will be $35,700/year.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Eligible candidates are college graduates who will have obtained a bachelor’s degree by June 2020. While previous relevant experience is preferred, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement of the fellowship.

    Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

    Application Information

    For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact  Jane Jurayj (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta (anne.fanta@yale.edu) or Hope Koene (hope.koene@yale.edu) Electronic submissions are preferable when possible. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

    • Resume or CV
    • Transcript, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
    • A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals – can be single or double spaced
    • Two letters of recommendations should be emailed to jane.jurayj@yale.edu. The recommender should include the applicants full name in the subject line.

    Interested students should send their CV, personal statement, and transcript, no later than January 31st, 2020. Letters of recommendation should arrive no later than February 7th, 2020.

    Application materials should be emailed to Jane Jurayj B.A. (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta B.A. (anne.fanta@yale.edu) and Hope Koene B.A. (hope.koene@yale.edy). Although electronic submissions are preferred, materials may also be mailed to:

    Roger Jou, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
    230 South Frontage Rd, Rm G-130
    New Haven, CT 06519
    (203) 737-7142
    roger.jou@yale.edu

    Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Autism Clinical Research and Community Wellness may be directed to Jane Jurayj (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta (anne.fanta@yale.edu) or Hope Koene (hope.koene@yale.edu.

  • Predoctoral RAship, NYU Abu Dhabi

    Posted: December 13, 2019

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    The Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi, directed by Liina Pylkkänen & Alec Marantz (http://www.psych.nyu.edu/nellab/), has openings for pre-doctoral research assistantships. All positions are based in Abu Dhabi but involve regular travel to New York.

    A BA/BS, MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, etc.) or computer science is required. The hired individuals would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments, a background in statistics and programming (especially Python and R). A strong computational background and knowledge of Arabic are both big plusses.

    The pre-doc’s role will depend on the specific qualifications of the person hired, but will in all cases involve MEG research on structural and/or semantic aspects of language. In Abu Dhabi, salary and benefits, including travel and lodging, are quite generous. We are looking to start these positions in spring or summer 2020. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.

    To apply, please submit cover letter, cv and names of two recommenders using the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/72130

    For more information, please contact the PIs Liina Pylkkänen (liina.pylkkanen@nyu.edu) and Alec Marantz (marantz@nyu.edu)

    About NYUAD

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications

    This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • Lab Coordinator, Boston

    Posted: October 23, 2019

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    The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator, 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 November 2019 and no later than May 2020.

    Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition. This currently includes but is not limited to: reasoning in moral thought and action, 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:

    • Supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs – maintaining and developing lab software/analysis scripts (e.g., in Matlab, R, Javascript, Python), assisting in data collection and analysis (e.g., fMRI, TMS, online experiments), and assisting with manuscript editing and grant writing
    • Managing undergraduate research assistants – recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing undergraduate students, during the academic year and summer
    • Handling administrative duties for the lab – managing finances, purchasing equipment, obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects, planning lab meetings and larger multi-lab grant-based events, maintaining documentation of lab practices, and updating lab and grant websites.
    • Conducting original research – the lab coordinator will have the opportunity to design, conduct, publish, and present original research projects.

    This position is ideal for individuals interested in applying to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or an adjacent field. The lab coordinator will obtain valuable research experience, as a core member of a collaborative research group. All previous lab coordinators have published their work from the lab.

    Candidates should have a B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field. Candidates should also have prior research experience, strong quantitative skills, and knowledge of the statistical methods and experimental designs that are commonly used in behavioral and/or neuroimaging research. Candidates should be highly organized, independent and eager to learn new skills on their own, and able to work well with others, as effective and patient communicators. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with computer programming (e.g., in Matlab, R, Javascript, Python), though we will also consider applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to learning how to code.

    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 Coordinator 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 especially encouraged to apply. Boston College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Research

  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Yale

    Posted: December 13, 2019

    (View as individual posting)

    The Yale Fellowship in Autism Clinical Research and Community Wellness at the Yale Child Study Center is recruiting highly qualified students for an intensive pre-doctoral fellowship for current graduates or graduating seniors interested in a combined clinical and research career in autism intervention. The position will commence June 2020

    The Yale Child Study Center is a leading institution in autism research.  Fellows will have the opportunity to shadow weekly developmental disability clinic rounds, attend Child Study Center Grand Rounds, as well as other departmental Grand Rounds lectures in the School of Medicine.

    The fellowship is up to two years in duration, with the second year being conditional on progress made in the first year. The fellowship combines elements of experiential learning with supervision, self-directed learning, and shadowing. Research training encompasses learning to lead and coordinate multiple pharmaceutical clinical trials involving children and adults living with autism Clinical training will include training on assessments used in autism evaluation and observation of clinical evaluation through the Developmental Disabilities Clinic. They will be directly involved in communication with parents regarding patient treatment. Fellows will have the opportunity to peer-mentor adults with autism through weekly small group meetings. Fellows will engage in community outreach and develop leadership skills while directing organized social groups for families and individuals living with autism.  Fellows will manage an online meetup platform with over 1000 members including individuals with ASD, parents, students, and professionals. Fellows are encouraged to develop and implement creative in-person events and will co-facilitate activities. Selected applicants will be expected to present results of their own work related to autism research. Successful candidates will have a high degree of initiative and independence with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. They must have the ability to work effectively with many types of people across different settings while juggling multiple tasks.  Flexibility, endurance, and attention to detail are also essential qualities. Fellows starting salary will be $35,700/year.

    Eligibility Requirements

    Eligible candidates are college graduates who will have obtained a bachelor’s degree by June 2020. While previous relevant experience is preferred, applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds are encouraged. U.S. citizenship is not a requirement of the fellowship.

    Please note that this fellowship is not offered concurrently with graduate studies. However, we do hope that the fellowship will serve as an important stepping-stone towards future medical or graduate studies.

    Application Information

    For more specific questions, interested applicants should contact  Jane Jurayj (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta (anne.fanta@yale.edu) or Hope Koene (hope.koene@yale.edu) Electronic submissions are preferable when possible. A complete application includes 1 copy of each of the following items:

    • Resume or CV
    • Transcript, undergraduate and graduate (if applicable)
    • A 2-page personal statement containing biographic material, relevant experience, and career goals – can be single or double spaced
    • Two letters of recommendations should be emailed to jane.jurayj@yale.edu. The recommender should include the applicants full name in the subject line.

    Interested students should send their CV, personal statement, and transcript, no later than January 31st, 2020. Letters of recommendation should arrive no later than February 7th, 2020.

    Application materials should be emailed to Jane Jurayj B.A. (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta B.A. (anne.fanta@yale.edu) and Hope Koene B.A. (hope.koene@yale.edy). Although electronic submissions are preferred, materials may also be mailed to:

    Roger Jou, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.
    230 South Frontage Rd, Rm G-130
    New Haven, CT 06519
    (203) 737-7142
    roger.jou@yale.edu

    Questions regarding the Yale Fellowship in Autism Clinical Research and Community Wellness may be directed to Jane Jurayj (jane.jurayj@yale.edu), Annie Fanta (anne.fanta@yale.edu) or Hope Koene (hope.koene@yale.edu.

  • Predoctoral RAship, NYU Abu Dhabi

    Posted: December 13, 2019

    (View as individual posting)

    The Neuroscience of Language Lab at NYU Abu Dhabi, directed by Liina Pylkkänen & Alec Marantz (http://www.psych.nyu.edu/nellab/), has openings for pre-doctoral research assistantships. All positions are based in Abu Dhabi but involve regular travel to New York.

    A BA/BS, MA/MS in a cognitive science-related discipline (psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, etc.) or computer science is required. The hired individuals would ideally have experience with psycho- and neurolinguistic experiments, a background in statistics and programming (especially Python and R). A strong computational background and knowledge of Arabic are both big plusses.

    The pre-doc’s role will depend on the specific qualifications of the person hired, but will in all cases involve MEG research on structural and/or semantic aspects of language. In Abu Dhabi, salary and benefits, including travel and lodging, are quite generous. We are looking to start these positions in spring or summer 2020. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately.

    To apply, please submit cover letter, cv and names of two recommenders using the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/72130

    For more information, please contact the PIs Liina Pylkkänen (liina.pylkkanen@nyu.edu) and Alec Marantz (marantz@nyu.edu)

    About NYUAD

    NYU Abu Dhabi is a degree-granting research university with a fully integrated liberal arts and science undergraduate program in the Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. NYU Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, and NYU Shanghai, form the backbone of NYU’s global network university, an interconnected network of portal campuses and academic centers across six continents that enable seamless international mobility of students and faculty in their pursuit of academic and scholarly activity. This global university represents a transformative shift in higher education, one in which the intellectual and creative endeavors of academia are shaped and examined through an international and multicultural perspective. As a major intellectual hub at the crossroads of the Arab world, NYUAD serves as a center for scholarly thought, advanced research, knowledge creation, and sharing, through its academic, research, and creative activities.

    UAE Nationals are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications

    This position is not located in the United States. You must be willing to relocate to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

  • ESTEEM Grad Pgm, Notre Dame

    Posted: December 9, 2019

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    The ESTEEM Graduate Program  is a one year Professional Master’s in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship at the University of Notre Dame.

    The program is seeking the best and brightest—and most innovative—STEM students from Johns Hopkins University in our next cohort (beginning in late June of 2020).

    ESTEEM operates on a rolling admissions calendar and we have two remaining application deadlines remaining:

    • January 26, 2020
    • March 15, 2020

    Also, please note that 100% of our students are on some kind of academic scholarship, and that our average scholarship/financial aid commitment now equals $23k, up over 5x in the last six years.

    Many students come into the University of Notre Dame’s ESTEEM Graduate Program feeling restless and boxed in by the career choices laid out in front of them, but full of energy to create a better world and make an impact. For this reason, ESTEEM emphasizes the action of entrepreneurship, not just the study of it. ESTEEM allows students with technical backgrounds to explore the world of business and entrepreneurship, learning how to combine their current skills with new ones to make an impact fixing things that matter.

    Fixing Things That Matter

    • Linked here is a video we put together for graduation that shows just a few of the amazing projects that students from the Class of 2018 worked on during their time at ESTEEM. These companies have all found a life beyond the program and we are excited to see how continue to grow and evolve!

    ESTEEM curriculum:

    • 11 months of transformative experiences
    • includes design thinking, customer validation, financial modeling, BMC, data analysis, finance and prototyping
    • Capstone Project: go-to-market approach with ND-based research, industry-sponsored projects or Founder’s Idea

    ESTEEM students:

    • 56 students in the class of 2019 from various STEM fields, including 52% women
    • 100% receive some level of scholarship award
    • average scholarship of $23k

    ESTEEM graduates:

    • are changing the world at companies such as Apple, Eli Lilly, McKinsey, Walt Disney and more
    • 81% are placed at graduation; 95% @ 90 days from grad
    • 1 in 4 alums are in startups; 25% as founders or co-founders (including Enlighten Mobility, founded by Marissa Koscielski, ESTEEM 2018)
  • Lab Coordinator, Boston

    Posted: October 23, 2019

    (View as individual posting)

    The Morality Lab at Boston College, led by Liane Young, is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator, 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 November 2019 and no later than May 2020.

    Graduate students and postdocs in the Morality Lab research diverse topics related to social and moral cognition. This currently includes but is not limited to: reasoning in moral thought and action, 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:

    • Supporting the research of graduate students and postdocs – maintaining and developing lab software/analysis scripts (e.g., in Matlab, R, Javascript, Python), assisting in data collection and analysis (e.g., fMRI, TMS, online experiments), and assisting with manuscript editing and grant writing
    • Managing undergraduate research assistants – recruiting, training, mentoring, and managing undergraduate students, during the academic year and summer
    • Handling administrative duties for the lab – managing finances, purchasing equipment, obtaining human subjects approval, recruiting and scheduling subjects, planning lab meetings and larger multi-lab grant-based events, maintaining documentation of lab practices, and updating lab and grant websites.
    • Conducting original research – the lab coordinator will have the opportunity to design, conduct, publish, and present original research projects.

    This position is ideal for individuals interested in applying to graduate school in psychology, neuroscience, or an adjacent field. The lab coordinator will obtain valuable research experience, as a core member of a collaborative research group. All previous lab coordinators have published their work from the lab.

    Candidates should have a B.A./B.S. in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science, or a related field. Candidates should also have prior research experience, strong quantitative skills, and knowledge of the statistical methods and experimental designs that are commonly used in behavioral and/or neuroimaging research. Candidates should be highly organized, independent and eager to learn new skills on their own, and able to work well with others, as effective and patient communicators. The ideal candidate will have prior experience with computer programming (e.g., in Matlab, R, Javascript, Python), though we will also consider applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to learning how to code.

    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 Coordinator 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 especially encouraged to apply. Boston College is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.