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NOTE: This is not a replacement for the career center's website....it's not comprehensive. However, check here for summer opportunities, part time jobs, or post-graduate opportunities
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, www.yale.edu/cogdevlab
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 email@example.com.
Posted February 17, 2014
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.
Program Director of the Prader-Willi Program (Pod 5)
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 http://www.frosturg.edu/upwardbound for more information about our program.
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532
Posted January 9, 2014
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
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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.
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 http://www.frostburg.edu/clife/mscenter/ . Please 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!
Regional Math Science Center
Frostburg State University
1-800-646-6004 (toll free)
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
RESEARCH COORDINATOR FOR LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
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
Posted October 4, 2013
RESEARCH ASSISTANTS IN THE BRAIN ASSESSMENT RESEARCH LAB &
BRAIN FITNESS CENTER
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.
Posted June 3, 2013
Posted May 14, 2013
2) From Brenda Major
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
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00167 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.
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Date: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 at 4:51 PM
Subject: Job Posting - Conflict Resolution Instructor
To: Delaware Victims Rights Task Force <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UNIQUE INSTRUCTOR OPPORTUNITY
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
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.
- 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
- 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.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING RESUMES: THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 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.
· 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.
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.
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.
-- 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
-- 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
--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.
University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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.
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.
Fair Share Alliance Campaign Director Job Description:
FIGHT FOR A FAIR ECONOMY
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:
• 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.
HOW TO APPLY
RESEARCH STUDY COORDINATOR
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Center for the Study of Health & Risk Behaviors
Job Location: 45th Street Plaza Building
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.
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;
- May direct the work of assigned staff;
- Perform related duties as required.
Requirements: Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND at least six months experience as a research study assistant, preferably on an alcohol intervention/prevention project.
- Experience with experimental psychology software packages and basic programming of experiments, including Inquisit, E-Prime, and/or MediaLab
- Experience conducting lab-based experimental or clinical psychology participant sessions
- Advanced computer skills using a range of software programs including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint).
- Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
- Ability to organize and prioritize tasks.
- Comfortable talking with participants in person and over the phone.
- Experience in manuscript preparation.
- Experience preparing human subjects applications and knowledge of NIH requirements relating to research involving human subjects.
- Experience with computer- and/or web-based data collection.