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Last updated Thursday, April 10, 2014

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Posted April 9, 2014Posted April 9, 2014

We have several summer science teaching positions available for our Upward Bound Regional Math Science Center at Frostburg State University. These are for our three and five-week research projects. If you, co-workers, or qualifying students are interested please submit an application quickly. We also have a few male Tutor Counselor openings. We are currently reviewing and interviewing applicants. Information about our program, position details and summer program dates are available at .

Angela Burns
Assistant Director
Upward Bound
Regional Math Science Center
Frostburg State University

1-800-646-6004 (toll free)
301-687-3147 (office)
301-687-4207 (fax)



Posted March 21, 2014

Research Assistant (Lab Manager) position available
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute Roanoke, Virginia

A research coordinator (lab manager) is being sought for the labs of Dr. Pearl Chiu, Dr. Brooks King- Casas, and Dr. Stephen LaConte at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute ( Drs. Chiu, King-Casas, and LaConte's work centers on functional neuroimaging of healthy and clinical populations (e.g., mood/anxiety, substance, at-risk youth) with an emphasis on social neuroscience and reward-guided decision-making.

The research coordinator will be responsible for recruiting, screening, consenting, assessing, and generally maintaining good communication with research participants and collaborators. Additional duties include organizing project funds and preparing and tracking IRB protocols. The research coordinator is an essential member of the laboratory and will be generally responsible for having overall knowledge of all lab projects and managing day-to-day logistics of ongoing lab projects. The coordinator will be responsible for data collection from various modalities including: behavior, fMRI, fNIRS, EEG, genetic samples. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates interested in graduate school in cognitive neuroscience and related fields. Preference will be given to candidates who are willing to make a two-year commitment.

Minimum requirements for the position include: 1) BA/BS in psychology, biology, engineering, or related field; 2) two years of research experience; 3) demonstrated organizational skills or experience with data management; 4) desire to succeed in a fast-paced research environment with multiple duties; 5) Demonstrated attention to detail, organizational skills, and excellent written and oral communication skills; 6) Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Powerpoint or equivalent.
Required application materials: Cover letter, CV/Resume, list of references. At least two letters of recommendation will be required prior to final consideration.
Consideration of applications will begin immediately, and will end when the position is filled. Expected start date is as soon as possible. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Please apply at:, posting #SW0140158 Pre-submission inquiries with CV may be sent to:
Chris Gioia, PhD
Clinical Research Coordinator
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Roanoke, VA .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Posted February 21, 2014

TWO WEEKS LEFT TO APPLY to the Yale Cognition & Development Summer Internship!

Applications for the Yale Cognition & Development Lab's 2014 research internship program are now available on our website.

Our annual summer internship provides the opportunity for highly motivated undergraduate students to gain an intensive, hands-on research experience in cognitive science and developmental psychology in close partnership with our full-time lab members.

Complete information about our research and internship program, as well as required application materials and an FAQ page, can be downloaded from our website,
This year's internship will run from Mon, June 2 to Wed, July 30, 2014, and all applications should be received no later than Friday, March 7, 2014.
Questions not covered online about our program may be directed to the lab manager at



Posted February 17, 2014

Elwyn is in search of motivated psychology grads that are interested in gaining experience in the application of program management and/or direct care work with the Prader-Willi Syndrome population. The Prader-Willi Syndrome Program is looking for interested students - who are wanting to gain experience while they are going to school - and also need some financial support while doing so. Currently, we are looking for Direct Caregivers. Below is a description of this role. Work would be in shifts - from approximately 7a-3p, 3p-11p, and 11p-7a in the community of Media, PA and Marcus Hook, PA. Please pass along my information to anyone who might be interested to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The individuals with Prader-WIlli Syndrome are quite complicated and will offer a great experience to those who may be interested.

The Prader-Willi Syndrome residential placement at Elwyn is a unique program that specializes in the treatment of individuals diagnosed with Prader-Willi Syndrome. Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is the most common known genetic cause of life-threatening obesity in children. Although the cause is complex it results from an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. It occurs in males and females equally and in all races. Prevalence estimates have ranged from 1:8,000 to 1:25,000 with the most likely figure being 1:15,000.

PWS typically causes low muscle tone, short stature if not treated with growth hormone, incomplete sexual development, and a chronic feeling of hunger that, coupled with a metabolism that utilizes drastically fewer calories than normal, can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity. The food compulsion makes constant supervision necessary. Average IQ is 70, but even those with normal IQs almost all have learning issues. Social and motor deficits also exist. At birth the infant typically has low birth weight for gestation, hypotonia (weak muscles), and difficulty sucking due to the hypotonia which can lead to a diagnosis of failure to thrive. The second stage ("thriving too well"), has a typical onset between the ages of two and five, but can be later. The hyperphagia (extreme unsatisfied drive to consume food) lasts throughout the lifetime. Children with PWS have sweet and loving personalities, but this phase is also characterized by increased appetite, weight control issues, and motor development delays along with some behavior problems and unique medical issues.

The PWS residential program's goal is to provide intensive supervision and behavioral assessment and treatment services, offer integrated and targeted application of behavioral and pharmacological interventions as well as maintain food security and weight management plans. Individuals in the PWS residential program receive behavioral, psychiatric, developmental, social assessments, and interventions. Behavioral assessment and treatment strategies are derived from an applied behavior analysis (ABA) model. Caregivers practice implementation of the treatment plan in a variety of naturalistic settings under the supervision of a clinician to promote maintenance of treatment gains.

Direct Caregiver Position:
To Teach, counsel, supervise, and guide those served in the activities of daily living. Responsible for adhering to and documenting individual's program as directed by the Site Supervisor. Responsible for providing aggressive programming in the home and in the community. Responsible for adherence to standards, procedures, and schedules established by the Site Supervisors, in accordance with Elwyn's policy and Governmental Regulations.



Julianne Brechbiel

Program Director of the Prader-Willi Program (Pod 5)

Elwyn, Inc.

111 Elwyn Road

Elwyn, PA 19063

Phone: (610) 350-1656

Fax: (610) 565-3152



Posted February 5, 2014


The Upward Bound Program at Frostburg State University is currently seeking applicants to fill our summer tutor/counselor positions. We are looking for energetic, responsible individuals who want to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged high school students and would greatly appreciate your help.

If you have any questions please feel free to call me at 301-687-4994. Visit our web site at for more information about our program.


Elena Steele

Upward Bound

Frostburg State University

101 Braddock Road

Frostburg, MD 21532


301-687-4207 (Fax)

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Posted January 9, 2014

We’re Hiring!
Cardinal Scholars is an in-home and online tutoring company that matches exceptional tutors affiliated with top universities with elementary, middle, and high school students in need of additional academic support. We now offer our services to the greater Newark area and seek tutoring candidates who meet the following hiring criteria:
·  Are fantastic teachers and have experience teaching others
·  Are academically curious and intelligent
·  Love working with kids and are comfortable working in a home environment
·  Are responsible, creative and motivated
·  Attend or have graduated from University of Delaware as either an undergraduate or graduate student
There are many benefits to joining the Cardinal Scholars platform. These include:
·  Freedom to work within your own schedule (we expect you to be taking classes yourself!)
·  Tutor between 2-10 hours per week
·  Competitive compensation starting at $20/hr
·  Get to know great families from the community who will really appreciate your help!
Interested? Apply here:
To learn more about our company, visit
Taylor Chiu
Program Coordinator
(650) 877- 2454
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Posted January 8, 2014

The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications the Psychology Summer Enrichment Program (PSEP).  We are recruiting economically and educationally disadvantaged undergraduate students from around the country in order to provide them with educational experiences aimed toward the goal of their applying to and being accepted by graduate programs in behavioral health.

The PSEP is being developed via a grant that the program has received from Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) Supplemental Interprofessional Education Program-Behavioral Science. Undergraduate students who are accepted into the PSEP will have educational experiences in: -psychology, -working in an inter-professional model, - cultural competency, -preparation for the Graduate Record Exam, -exposure to basic clinical skills, and -exposure to settings in which psychologists work. The program is offered at no charge, and students will be housed on the UDM campus. Students will be provided with student mentors from the Doctoral Program and will have opportunities for educational experiences and interaction with students interested in other health professions. Students accepted into the program also receive financial aid information and counseling and receive a stipend for attending.

You can find information about the PSEP and the application process at the following link: Students can apply online or download the application materials.  Questions can be directed to Barry Dauphin, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Training, UDM Doctoral Program in Psychology (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))



Posted December 6, 2013

The Regional Math Science Center at Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD,  is now accepting applications for Science, Math and English/Writing teachers, residential tutors/counselors and a residential head resident for our six week summer program.  Information about our program, position details and summer program dates are available at feel free to share this email, our website, or post any of our attached job fliers.   Thank you for sharing this job opportunity with your students and staff!



Angela Burns

Assistant Director

Upward Bound

Regional Math Science Center

Frostburg State University


1-800-646-6004 (toll free)

301-687-3147 (office)

301-687-4207 (fax)


About the Regional Math/Science Center

The FSU Regional Math/Science Center is a federally funded Department of Education Upward Bound program designed to help low-income, potential first generation college students, achieve their goals of attaining a college degree, specifically in the fields of math and science.  Participants in the program attend a six-week summer session on the campus of FSU, where they are engaged in a scientific research project.  The RMSC strives to develop exciting hands-on projects that are relevant to modern life.

While working on these projects the practical use of the scientific method is emphasized.  Students must develop testable hypotheses, help design the study, collect the data needed, analyze the data, draw conclusions based on the data collected and finally present their study in both oral and written form.  Students learn about peer review as they present their study progress each week to the other students in the program.  They also learn to use the computer for data analysis, for data processing their formal report, and for developing a power point presentation that is presented to a panel of scientists and an audience of parents, university and public officials. 

While at FSU students also participate in a variety of activities designed to promote strong study skills, and positive social behaviors as well as activities that provide recreational and cultural experiences.

FSU Is An AA/EOE.  Appropriate Auxiliary Aids & Services For Qualified Individuals W/Disability Will Be Provided Upon Request.  Please Notify In Advance.  WWW.FROSTBURG.EDU




Posted November 13, 2013

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland

The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory in the Department of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, has an opening for a Research Coordinator to begin immediately.

We seek a Research Coordinator to work full-time on a longitudinal clinical research project. This work is conducted at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, and Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, VA. The research project, directed by Dr. Connie Duncan, involves assessment of brain structure and function in injured Service Members (with mild traumatic brain injury [TBI] or other injuries but no TBI). Subjects are followed over time to evaluate clinical outcome, with an emphasis on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as post-concussion symptoms, headache, emotional distress, and quality of life. Assessments include event-related brain potentials, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive and neurological tasks. Clinical interviews and self-report measures are also administered. The Research Coordinator is the primary point of contact for the study and will work with Dr. Duncan to execute all aspects of the investigation, including but not limited to:

- Subject recruitment and consent (establishing and maintaining contacts with clinical services, giving in-service presentations, developing and implementing plans to meet project goals, tracking patient flow, and recruiting and consent interviews)
- Tracking and managing the flow of subject scheduling and testing, scheduling as needed, and coordinating schedules with clinicians
- Subject testing, including clinical interviews, electrophysiological assessments, neurological and neurocognitive evaluations
- Maintaining patient records and databases, including data entry and data quality assurance
- Supervision of staff
- Administrative procedures, e.g., budgeting, purchasing, hiring
- Preparing amendments, submissions, and continuing reviews for IRBs
- Tracking and reporting on recruitment, study progress, and patient events to funding bodies of main clinical trial and affiliated sub-studies
- Maintaining contact with staff of other TBI studies and clinical providers

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic, patient, well-organized, responsible, and detail-oriented. S/he will have a can-do attitude, be good at multitasking, and possess outstanding problem-solving skills. Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a range of people in a variety of capacities is a must. Requirements include an excellent academic record and research experience, ability to speak and write English well, a master’s or doctoral degree (or equivalent experience), a car and valid driver’s license, and U.S. Citizenship. We are also looking for demonstrated interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, which are required to work successfully with Co-Investigators, multi-disciplinary TBI and PTSD evaluation and treatment teams, research assistants, and research subjects. Previous experience with subject recruiting, institutional review boards, funding agencies, and regulatory procedures, EEG/ERP recording, Microsoft Office, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) is highly desirable. Some weekend work and flexible scheduling may be needed. The start date is immediate. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered and will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and transcript(s) by email to Dr. Connie C. Duncan at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and Dr. Anne McFarland at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



Posted October 4, 2013

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Posted at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
& Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

The Brain Assessment Research Laboratory and the Brain Fitness Center, has an opening for a Research Assistant to begin immediately.

We seek an energetic, well-organized, detail-oriented, responsible, and dedicated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to work full-time as a Research Assistant on two longitudinal clinical research projects. This work is conducted at two locations in suburban Washington, DC, primarily at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and also at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Brain Indices research project involves assessment of brain structure and function in injured service members with mild traumatic brain injury. Patients are followed over time to evaluate clinical outcome, with an emphasis on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Brain indices include event-related brain potentials, MRI/DTI/SWI, and neurocognitive performance. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, patient recruitment, scheduling, and interviewing; electrophysiological and neurocognitive testing; data processing, entry, and analysis; maintaining databases and files; word processing and preparation of figures and slides; and other duties in support of research projects. The Brain Fitness Center provides computer-based cognitive rehabilitation for service members with persistent complaints of cognitive dysfunction following traumatic brain injury. The incumbent will divide his or her time between the two projects.
Requirements include an excellent academic record and research experience, English fluency, a bachelor's degree, a car and valid driver's license. Previous experience with EEG/ERP recording, Excel, MATLAB, E-Prime, PowerPoint, and statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) is highly desirable. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment and in a clinical context is essential. Some weekend work may be required, and flexible scheduling will be needed.
This position is ideal for someone who seeks experience in clinical research before going on to graduate school in psychology or medical school.

The position opens on October 1, 2013. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered and will be commensurate with qualifications. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, résumé, three letters of recommendation, and a transcript by email to the Study Coordinator, Jennifer Teng, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (cc'ed to Dr. Connie Duncan, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).


Posted June 3, 2013

Lab manager wanted for social neuroscience studies of culture, self, 
and health in the Culture, Mind, and Brain Laboratory led by Dr. 
Kitayama. The lab manager will organize activities of the lab 
(scheduling of subjects, running studies) as well as analyzing both 
survey and experimental (including ERP) data. The ideal candidate will 
possess outstanding organization and communication skills. Experience 
in data analysis is important (collecting, entering and analyzing data,
familiar with Excel and SPSS). The lab manager needs to be available up
to 40 hours per week during the work week. Pay is negotiable, 
commensurate with education level and experience. The position is a 
full time appointment for one year and is open immediately until 
filled. To apply, please send resume to Sarah Huff (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Posted May 14, 2013

2) From Brenda Major
Research Assistant
Psychological and Brain Sciences
UC Santa Barbara
A research assistant position is available in the Department of 
Psychological & Brain Sciences at University of California Santa 
Barbara with Dr. Brenda Major. Research will focus on the impact of 
weight stigmatization on emotion, executive control processes, 
psychophysiological responses, and behavior. 
The duties of this position are diverse and will include assisting with
study design and preparation, contacting, scheduling and running 
community participants, overseeing research assistants, performing 
literature searches, completing paperwork associated with IRB and 
grants, web page management, and generally helping with the 
organization of projects underway in the lab. As such, we are looking 
for an organized, detail-oriented person with at least a bachelor's 
degree in Psychology, prior research experience, excellent writing and 
management skills, good time-management, and proficiency in Microsoft 
Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). An ideal candidate will also possess 
one or more additional skills such as familiarity with data analyses 
(SPSS), programming, or measurement of physiological responses (e.g., 
Primary consideration begins June 17, 2013; thereafter the position 
will remain open until filled. Please visit  to apply. The Department is
especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity
and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and
service. The University of California is an Equal 
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

Posted 4/10/2013



Updated announcement, should be able to read.

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From: Joreen Sykes <.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)>
Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Subject: Job Posting - Conflict Resolution Instructor
To: Delaware Victims Rights Task Force <>




Youth Conflict Resolution Instructor

In the upcoming 2013-14 school year, the Marcus L. Ware Foundation will implement its Youth Conflict Resolution Training program into a local Dover school.  Training will include: interactive workshops, life skill building activities, structured listening, and group conversation. This course will teach youth how to identify, understand and deal with conflict, for example:

· What is conflict

· Styles of conflict

· Triggers

Our goal is to teach and practice principles of conflict resolution that empowers youth to work on creating change within themselves and their communities.

We have a part time instructor opportunity for an energetic and organized teacher (2 hrs. per day Mon -Thurs.). In this role, you will teach Conflict Resolution to school grades 5-10 within a group setting at a behavioral alternative facility in Dover, DE. This position is ideal for college students/grads with a focus on behavioral/at risk kids.

Position Qualifications
- Teaching certification, with Special Education certification/licensed preferred
- Minimum 1-2 years of teaching experience
- Must be able to pass criminal background check
- Some experience working with kids in middle to high school

Position Preferences
- Experience creating lesson plans across academic disciplines
- Ability to manage a high-quality, age appropriate curriculum to successfully engage children and foster    
   physical, emotional, cognitive and social development
- Strong group management skills with children
- Patience and compassion for children who learn in different ways

We are scheduling interviews with applicants for Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

Fax your letter of interest, resume, credentials, and references to 302-674-9275 or email to
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Posted 2/28/2013



Professor Nicole Stephens is seeking a part-time (30 hours/week) Technical Research 2 (Working Title: Lab Manager) for the Culture, Diversity and Inequality Lab at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  This position would start in the summer or fall of 2013 and last for one year with the possibility to extend the position for a second year. This position would be an excellent fit for an individual looking to strengthen her/his research skills before applying to graduate school in social psychology, organizational behavior, or a related field of behavioral science.


This critical role:


·      Oversees day-to-day research being conducted, including general research project management, data collection in lab, field, and online environments, programming surveys (e.g., via Qualtrics), managing participant recruitment, creating/modifying IRB proposals, processing data, revising/editing manuscripts, assisting with PowerPoint presentations, training and supervising undergraduate research assistants, and scheduling studies and research meetings;

·      Cultivates her/his own research agenda when given the opportunity.


Minimum Qualifications:


·      Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree in psychology, organizational behavior or a related field of behavioral science.

·      Applicants must be extremely conscientious, self-motivated, and organized.

·      Applicants must have the ability to proactively manage teams of undergraduate research assistants working on multiple research projects.

·      Applicants must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·      Applicants must have strong computer skills (e.g., knowledge of SPSS, Qualtrics, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop).

·      Applicants should have experience with research in psychology or a related field of behavioral science.

·      Applicants should have a strong interest in culture (e.g. race, class, gender), diversity, inequality, or intergroup relations.

·      Applicants should submit a resume (including a section listing the name/contact information for 3 references) and a 1-page cover letter describing their qualifications, relevant experience, and research interests.


Northwestern University is an equal opportunity employer and strongly believes in creating an environment that welcomes students, faculty and staff of all races, nationalities and religions.  In doing so, we offer our students the opportunity to learn and grow in diverse communities preparing them for successful careers in an increasingly global and diverse work force.


For consideration, please click on the link below. You will be directed to Northwestern University's electronic recruiting system, eRecruit, where you will search and apply for current openings. To apply for this position in eRecruit, enter the Job Opening ID number in the appropriate search field. Once you apply, you will receive an email confirming submission of your resume. For all resumes received, if there is interest in your candidacy, the human resources recruiter or the department hiring manager will contact you. Job Opening ID number for this position is 20768.


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.






Posted 2/25/2013



Daniel Gilbert's Lab at Harvard University is accepting applications for volunteer research assistants for the summer. The ideal candidate is a motivated undergraduate or recent graduate with a keen interest in social psychology. Research experience is an asset but not a necessity.

Research topics relate to affective forecasting, the role of shared
experience, altruism, self-knowledge, and judgment and decision making. Interns work approximately 35 hours a week; this includes study preparation, data collection (in the lab and in the field), analysis, and lab meetings.

The opportunity is for summer 2013, early June through mid-August. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, with a final deadline of March 15.

To apply: please send a CV, unofficial grade report, and your availability between June and August to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).



Posted 4/26/2012

Subject: Lab Manager Position at the University of Maryland


The Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) and Culture Lab at the University of Maryland at College Park is seeking a full-time lab manager. The person will assist the PI, Michele Gelfand, in coordinating and conducting studies on culture, negotiation, mediation, conflict, revenge, forgiveness in the US, Middle East and Asia.


Responsibilities include:

-- Coordinate and manage research assistants and lab schedule

-- Recruit and schedule community samples and participants from department pool

-- Assist in administrative duties (e.g., human subject protocols, purchasing, participants and vendor payments, payment to overseas research team, web-site maintenance)


-- Design studies

-- Run lab experiments and field studies


--Coordinate data entry and management and analyze data

-- Assist in manuscripts preparation and literature review

-- Contribute ideas to research projects and designs


Minimum Requirements:

-- Bachelor degree in psychology or related fields

-- Experience in running experiments with human participants

-- Have excellent organizational skills and attention to details

-- Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

-- Knowledge of using Microsoft office (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

-- Willing to take initiative, be proactive, and able to work independently and as a member of a team

-- Have excellent analytical and writing ability

-- Must have interpersonal skills



Desirable Requirements:

--Interest in cultural/cross-cultural psychology, negotiation, conflict, and related areas


--Proficient in Arabic language, knowledgeable of Middle Eastern Cultures.


--Experience with SPSS DirectRT, MediaLab and/or other research software.


The position begins in the month of June 2012. To apply, please send a resume, a cover letter, and names and contact information of two references via email to Michele Gelfand at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Posted 4/12/2012

The Developmental and Social Affective Neuroscience Labs, under the supervision of Profs. Jennifer Pfeifer and Elliot Berkman in the Department of Psychology at the University of Oregon, are currently seeking one full-time lab manager to support studies of emotion, motivation, self-regulation, self-perception, and mentalizing, to begin late Summer 2012 (exact dates flexible).

Our research uses a combination of fMRI, behavioral, and longitudinal methods with children, adolescents, and adults. Responsibilities will include assisting with the coordination and testing of human subjects, managing and analyzing fMRI data, programming stimuli, web design, and coordinating day-to-day lab administration. The ideal candidate would also be excited to make original, creative contributions to the laboratory’s research.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. Some experience with fMRI and computer programming (e.g., MATLAB) is preferred but not a prerequisite; however, candidates who are not yet proficient with a programming language must feel comfortable learning technical aspects of programming and data analysis. Experience working with populations of children, adolescents, and/or individuals with autism - or a desire to learn about doing so - is also highly valued. Candidates must be highly motivated, organized, and have excellent interpersonal skills.

For more information about the labs, visit (developmental side) and (social side). Please apply electronically to Becky Goodrich (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) regarding posting number 031211 ( with a cover letter indicating interest in this specific position, current resume, and list of relevant courses completed. You will also need to send a current resume and contact information for potential recommenders to Prof. Jennifer Pfeifer (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and/or Prof. Elliot Berkman (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). 

Posted 4/5/2012

Summer Jobs & Career Opportunities with
Fair Share Alliance Fighting for a Fair Economy

Fair Share Alliance is a citizen-based non-profit advocacy organization that works to provide every American with a fair shot at a good job and a strong voice in our democracy. We are NOW HIRING for positions around the country. Click here to learn more.

While millions of Americans are struggling to find work and make ends meet, big corporations and special interests are getting billions in government subsidies and exerting far too much influence in our political system. Fair Share Alliance is fighting back! Through grassroots organizing and advocacy, we're working to create more jobs rebuilding America and expanding clean energy.

We're hiring Campaign Directors to lead our grassroots campaign for a fair economy. We're looking for graduating seniors and students going into their Junior and Senior year who are passionate and ready to take action to create positive social change in our economy and democracy.
If you'd like to receive more information, please fill out our online interest form here.

Interviews are being held right now and over the next few weeks. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. If you're ready to apply, please email your resume and a paragraph or two about why you're interested to Amy Groya, Lead Campaign Director, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Fair Share Alliance Campaign Director Job Description:

As a Campaign Director, you’ll be a part of building a Fair Share Alliance organization in your community and raising the profile of our issues to make a real impact in the lives of your friends, family and neighbors. Campaign Directors are responsible for building the grassroots movement to help everyday people have access to the American Dream. Specifically, you’ll run a local campaign office to conduct grassroots fundraising, build membership for Fair Share Alliance and support for our issues, turnout voters for the elections and keep the heat on the 1% in the media.

You’ll work on a team with other directors to run a successful campaign office. Each Director will be responsible for:

Staff Management
• Recruit and manage a 10-25 staff members to sign on thousands of members in your area to support our work and our issue campaigns.
• Train staff on effective canvassing and grassroots campaign skills.
• Develop new leaders and the next generation of political activists.

Grassroots fundraising and membership building
• Lead the effort to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars and recruit thousands of members for the organization locally. Specifically, meet or exceed your office’s goals for fundraising and membership.
• Canvass three or more days a week to raise money, identify supporters, sign up members and train staff.
• Manage all day-to-day administrative tasks related to fundraising, building membership, campaign and election work and general office management.

Issue Campaigns and Election Field Work
• Work with local coalitions of like-minded organizations, elected leaders and businesses.
• Run media events to raise the profile of our issues.
• Organize grassroots lobbying events and in-district meetings with elected officials.
• Work with the Fair Share Alliance political team to devise a local strategy for reaching out to base and swing voters.
• Recruit volunteers and staff to talk face-to-face with thousands of voters.
• Target and turn out our supporters to vote.

Training is designed to give the skills and confidence needed to tackle the challenges of building a movement. In classrooms and in the field, you’ll work with experienced staff to learn all the skills of campaign directing, including recruitment, leadership development, staff management, public speaking, media, fundraising, canvassing, and administrative management.

We’re looking for smart leaders ready to launch a project in their state.  Passion for the issues, strong work ethic, ability to work on a team and follow direction are a must.

We’re hiring for 30 locations across the country.

Email your cover letter and resume to Amy Groya, Campaign Director, at 
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).




Posted 4/2/2012



Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Health & Risk Behaviors

Job Location:  45th Street Plaza Building

Salary:   $2567-3410/month

Work Schedule – Monday-Friday, 8:00am- 5:00pm (some flexibility)

Union Position: No


This position is a one-year position. The employee in this position will work closely with the Principal Investigator and colleagues for the final year of implementation of a three-year NIH funded study examining implicit cognition and alcohol use and related-consequences and the effects of retraining implicit cognitions on alcohol-related outcomes.


Candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV or resume, and contact information for 3 references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Review of applications will begin in April. Questions about the position should be directed to Ms. Erin Westgate at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Essential Job Functions Include the Following:

  • Prepare computer-based and assessment materials and training protocols;
  • Assist with preparing, reviewing, and modifying Human Subjects (IRB) forms;
  • Prepare timely status reports and updates for the Investigators;
  • Assist in modification of procedures for collecting and summarizing data; participate in the development of procedures for the design of measurement instruments and scoring systems;
  • Coordinate and conduct recruitment and retention communications to participants, including mailings, phone calling, text messaging, and emails;
  • Schedule participants, coordinate room assignments, and conduct lab-based study sessions with participants;
  • Coordinate subject payments for participation;
  • Maintain tracking database of study participants;
  • Perform data entry and analyses as needed and assist in data cleaning procedures;
  • Use statistical and/or database management programs to analyze data and prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts and illustrations; assist in developing a computerized system for tracking study subjects; monitor data quality control to ensure adherence to study protocol;
  • Conduct literature reviews;
  • Assist in manuscript preparation and related activities;
  • Assist in recruiting and coordinating undergraduate research assistants;
  • Assist in project management/coordination of office support;
  • Perform the duties of Research Study Assistant;
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  • Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences - University of Delaware 108 Wolf Hall  •   Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: 302-831-2271