Undergraduate Weekly Announcements

~~  Due to federal, state and University of Pittsburgh restrictions the advising office is closed to in-person traffic.  Advising office staff is available by email and will continue to provide advising services remotely throughout the spring term.  Please email your specific psychology advisor or the general email psyadvis@pitt.edu with questions.  You may also make use of virtual drop-in advising at https://psychology.pitt.edu/drop-virtual-advising. ~~

 

Email Address: psyadvis@pitt.edu

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Important University Dates - Academic Year 2020/2021 

8/19/2020           Fall Term enrollment period ends for all students

8/19/2020           Fall Term classes begin remotely              

8/19/2020           Fall term classes continue in-person where appropriate

9/4/2020             Fall Term add/drop period ends (no extended drop period this semester)

9/7/2020             Labor Day (University open, classes in session)

9/16/2020           Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to the Dean's Office

9/25/2020           Family Weekend              

10/14/2020         Student Self-Care Day (no classes)           

10/20/2020         Fall Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office    

10/20/2020         Final Exam Conflict Form Submission Deadline

10/23/2020         Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)

10/26/2020         Spring Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)       

11/7/2020           Spring Term open enrollment period begins     

11/20/2020         Fall Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes            

11/23/2020         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, In-Person Finals only      

11/25/2020         Thanksgiving Recess for students (no classes), all schools

11/30/2020         CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet remotely during this period; final exams held last scheduled class

11/30/2020         Final examination period for undergraduate day classes, Remote Finals only

12/5/2020           Last Day of the Undergraduate Fall Term

12/6/2020           Winter Recess for students (no classes), all schools

12/12/2020         Fall Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Fall Term

12/17/2020         Late Withdrawal request deadline for all December 2020 graduating seniors

1/9/2021             Residence halls open

1/18/2021           Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday observance (University closed)

1/19/2021           Spring Term classes begin            

1/19/2021           Spring Term enrollment period ends for all students

2/3/2021             Late Withdrawal deadline for all students for Fall Term 2020 courses

2/5/2021             Spring Term add/drop period ends          

2/12/2021           Summer Term open enrollment begins (Veteran Students)          

2/15/2021           Summer Term open enrollment begins (Non-Veteran Students)

2/16/2021           Deadline to submit Grade Option/Audit forms to Dean's Office (S/NC)

2/23/2021           Student self-care day (no classes)

3/19/2021           Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Veteran Students)      

3/19/2021           Final Exam Conflict Form submission deadline     

3/22/2021           Fall Term enrollment appointments begin (Non-Veteran Students)            

3/24/2021           Student self-care day (no classes)

3/26/2021           Spring Term deadline for students to submit Monitored Withdrawal forms to Dean's Office

4/3/2021             Fall Term open enrollment period begins             

4/23/2021           Spring Term: Last day for undergraduate day classes       

4/24/2021           CGS, Saturday Only, graduate, and evening classes meet during this period; final exams held during last scheduled class        

4/26/2021           Final examination period for undergraduate day classes

5/1/2021             Spring Term Ends: Official date for degrees awarded in Spring Term

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Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendars
Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Calendar

 

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • Pathways into Research Discussion - New Posting
  • Psychology Club Event - New Posting
  • Directed Research Undergraduate Survey 
  • Departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts
  • Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ and Student Success Resources 
  • Advanced Directed Research Course (ADRC) PSY 1064
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • 5th Annual CPHS Pre-Health Summit - New Posting
  • AMWA and BAS:  Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Webinar with Dr. Joy Degruy - New Posting
  • The Meal Scholarship Program
  • Emergency Funds Available for Students
  • New Class, SHRS 1001 Case Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, Submissions Open 
  • Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club
  • Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Brochure 
  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh 
  • Sustainability Survey 
  • Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor 
  • Study Lab Resources 
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 
  • Student Loan Repayment Information 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 
  • University Events Calendar

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

  • 60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students 
  • Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA) 
  • UHC National Scholarship 
  • Undergraduate Awards 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Emerging Scholars Symposium, Boston University - New Posting
  • Remote Summer Internship, The Boston Attention and Learning Lab - New Posting
  • Summer Internship for Undergraduates, The Boston College Developmental Psychology Program - New Posting
  • Summer Internship, Yale University Computational social Cognition Lab - New Posting
  • Founding Generation Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates - New Posting
  • Paid Summer Internship, University of California, Irvine - New Posting
  • Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity
  • Join the Sneak Peek Program at Northwestern University 
  • Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference 
  • Summer Internship Program, Boston College Cooperation Lab 
  • Paid Student Researcher Position, University of Pittsburgh 
  • 2021 Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions
  • Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship, College of Staten Island
  • Participate in Research Study, the social sources of our sexual values 
  • Summer Clinical Research Opportunity Research NSF Experience for Undergraduates, Ohio University 
  • Black Women in Academia (BWA): Supporting, Healing, Empowering Study Opportunity
  • Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum, Institute of Politics 
  • Summer 2021 Institute of Politcs Policy Internship and Elsie Civic Engagement Internship
  • 2021-22 Elsie Scholars Program
  • U.S. Army Healthcare Winter Newsletter 
  • Research Study @ Home Paid Participation 
  • 24th Annual Laurel Highlands Virtual Undergraduate Psychology Conference 
  • Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 
  • Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University
  • Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions, Florida International University
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • RISE Summer Undergraduate Internship, Rutgers University 
  • Survey Option, Joint Study w/ Concordia's Psychology and Philosophy Departments 
  • 2020 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship
  • Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL)
  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition 
  • Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab Professional Development Workshops 
  • APA Psychology Student Network
  • Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 
  • Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University
  • School Psychology, Rider University 
  • Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, UNC Chapel Hill
  • M.Ed. Counselor Education, University of Virginia 
  • MEd Child Studies, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
  • PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
  • Getting into Psych Grad School:  A Panel for BIPOC Students, recording
  • PhD and MA Psychology, Brandeis University
  • Human Development and Family Science, Penn State 
  • MS in Quantitative Economics, University of Pittsburgh
  • PhD Studentship in the Educational Psychology Program, University of Alabama College of Education 
  • PhD Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University 
  • Virtual Fall Visitation Events, Heinze College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • PhD Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University 
  • Developmental Science, UMass Amherst 
  • California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs 
  • New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine
  • New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh 
  • M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University 
  • Michigan Program in Survey Methodology
  • Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology
  • Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 
  • University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 
  • Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD
  • Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD
  • Hofstra University, IO Psychology Master's Program
  • University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development
  • Experimental Psychology MS Program

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • 3 Full-time Research Coordinator Positions, University of Georgia - New Posting
  • PGH Government Virtual Career + Internship Fair - New Posting
  • Full-time Research Lab Manager Position, Boston College - New Posting
  • Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School - New Posting
  • Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount  Sinai Language Lab
  • 7 Full-time Research Assistant Openings in the CIRCLE Lab at UNC Chapel Hill 
  • Full-time Scientific Programmer at UNC Chapel Hill
  • Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania 
  • Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware
  • Maggie's Place AmeriCorps
  • Full-time Lab Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin 
  • Hope Service Year Program Employment Opportunity
  • Two Postgraduate Associate Position, Yale University School of Medicine 
  • Laboratory Assistant, Coston College 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Boston College 
  • Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, The Music Lab, Harvard University
  • Post-Baccalaureate Research Positions, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Full-time Research Assistant Position at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research 
  • Full-time Project Coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine 
  • The Woodlands Summer Jobs 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park 
  • Full-time Research Assistant/Study Coordinator 
  • 8-10 Full-time Research Assistants or Coordinators 
  • Laboratory Coordinator, University of Maryland 
  • Full-time Junior Lab Associate, New York University 
  • 2 Professional Research Positions, University of Colorado Boulder 
  • Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, Collection of employment and post-bac opportunities 
  • Lab Coordinator, The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) at Northeastern University
  • Full-time Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Two Full-time Research Coordinators, Arizona Canine Cognition Center and Laboratory for Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates
  • Peace Corps Applications 
  • Community Partners Job Listings
  • Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 
  • PennEnvironment is Hiring 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

Pathways into Research Discussion - New Posting

 

The Undergraduate Sub-committee of the PEIC Committee (Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community) is hosting two Pathways to Research Student Panels that will be held on March 9th at 5pm, moderated by Elizabeth Votruba-Drzal and on March 18th at 5pm, moderated by Jennifer Cousins.  This event is designed for undergraduates to learn more about the directed research experience and how to become involved in research in the department directly from current undergraduate students.  Attached is a flyer for the event where you can register and specify which day you would like to attend.  Below are the zoom links for each panel session.

March 9th at 5pm: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/95596959674

March 18th at 5pm: https://pitt.zoom.us/j/4962723916

 

Psychology Club Event - New Posting

Psych Club Officer Elections

This Tuesday, March 9th,  at 8:30 pm, the Psychology club will be holding elections for our office positions! For more information email pantherpsychclub@gmail.com.

Zoom Link: https://pitt.zoom.us/s/91782389273

Meeting ID: 917 8238 9273

 

Directed Research Undergraduate Survey

The Undergraduate Student Representatives of the UEC (Undergraduate Education Committee for Pitt’s Psychology Program) are looking for feedback and input from students who have previously or are currently involved in Directed Research. This brief anonymous survey will allow students to openly and honestly share their experience so that the undergraduate student representatives can share this information with the faculty on the committee to make adjustments and improve the experience for students.  

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc5FIQIRdhrqOIvbF2ljZQ20RCipyGp...

 

Departmental Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts 

The Psychology department recognizes the importance of diversity and equity in creating an academically rich and inclusive environment for our students. Here are some of the efforts within the department to improve our climate and ensure that every student feels welcomed and has access to the resources they need to succeed at Pitt and beyond.

Psychology Committee on Equity, Inclusion, and Community (PEIC):

  • PEIC includes faculty, students, and staff in the psychology department with the aim of increasing equal representation, pride, inclusivity, community, and engagement for traditionally underrepresented and marginalized groups within the field of psychology.
  • PEIC Undergraduate Efforts Subcommittee: The goals of this subcommittee are to increase equity and feelings of inclusion and belonging for psychology students from underrepresented groups and to help these students learn about research and graduate opportunities in psychology. This subcommittee includes undergraduate representatives to help guide efforts and enhance communication with undergraduate students.
  • Current PEIC Undergraduate Efforts Subcommittee projects:
    •  Panel with undergraduate directed research students on how and why to get involved with research in the psychology department
    • Events with graduate students to learn more about things like applying to graduate school, taking a gap year, and training programs available for undergraduate students of color.

Curriculum:

  • Psychology courses with a specific focus on diversity and equity: Psychology of Racism, Psychology of Gender, Psychology of Women+, Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality, and Diversity Issues in Clinical Practice
  • Faculty are encouraged to create an inclusive classroom environment for all of their courses. To help with this effort, an outside consultant will conduct a series of anti-racist teaching pedagogy workshops with faculty.

Faculty Diversity:

  • All faculty searches must follow established guidelines for increasing the diversity of job applicants and evaluating candidates on their contributions to enhancing a climate of diversity and inclusion within the department.

Stay tuned for announcements and updates on our ongoing efforts to enhance diversity and inclusion in our department!

 

Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ and Student Success Resources 

With all of the uncertainty of this academic year the Psychology Advising Office continues to search for and update our website with up-to-date academic information, academic and social resources, as well as changes to dates, deadlines and policies.  While many of these are listed at least briefly in the Weekly Announcements, you can also find them throughout our website.  Please be sure to review the following links as needed.

Academic Year 2020/2021 FAQ

Student Success Resources - Academic Year 2020/2021

 

APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 

APA's Center for Workforce Studies (CWS) collects, analyzes and disseminates data about the psychology workforce and education system. 

For example:  Did you know that only 14% of psychology bachelor’s degree holders go on to earn a graduate degree in psychology?  And that only 4% obtain a doctoral level degree in psychology? To learn more about degree pathways in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-pathways.

Also, did you know that the number of psychology bachelor’s degrees awarded annually has plateaued in recent years? Or that psychology doctorates are most often awarded in the subfield of clinical psychology, whereas master’s degrees are most often awarded in counseling psychology?  To learn much more about degrees in psychology, see our interactive data tool at https://www.apa.org/workforce/data-tools/degrees-psychology or download our recent report on psychology graduate degrees awarded within in the last decade: https://www.apa.org/workforce/publications/2017-postsecondary-data

Through the use of surveys, federal statistics and data mining, we gather information about the profession of psychology — including its scientific and educational communities, practitioners and psychologists working in the public interest.

 

​  UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

 

5th Annual CPHS Pre-Health Summit - New Posting

CPHS seeks to unite the Pre-Health Community at Pitt, and serve as a collective voice to further the combined aspirations, efforts, and objectives of all pre-health organizations. This inspired us to organize a Pre-Health Summit event to bring together all of the pre-health students on campus to participate in a conference-style event that emphasizes interprofessionalism and collaboration. 

CPHS would thus like to extend an invitation to all of your interested students to the Fifth Annual 2021 Pre-Health Summit, which will take place virtually on Saturday, March 6th. We ask that you please consider passing the details of this event onto your students, given that many of them are probably planning on getting involved in the Pre-Health field in the future. We believe that the Pre-Health Summit is an amazing opportunity for networking, conferencing, and learning more about the interconnected pre-health community that your students should not miss out on.

This year’s Summit features Keynote Speaker Dr. Chris Murawski, a Pittsburgh native involved in orthopedic and rehabilitation research, who was also selected for Forbes 30 under 30 in Healthcare in 2016. He is a 3rd-year resident at UPMC, thus he will be able to discuss what it is like working in a hospital during a pandemic.

Along with our speaker, Summit will feature a networking fair of 40+ graduate programs from schools across the country. Each student will also be able to select two breakout sessions to attend, featuring interview tips with Tom McKenzie, MD vs. DO discussions, Rehabilitation Sciences, Exercise Science, Pharmacy, and more!

As stated above, due to these unprecedented times, we will be holding our Summit virtually this year. Because of this we have waived the cost of tickets. Therefore, admission is free to any and all students!

Registration is required through EventBrite. The link is included below.

If you or your students have any questions regarding the event, please feel free to contact our Summit Director Kaitlin DiGiovine at kmd180@pitt.edu. We hope that your students will be able to join us this Saturday!

Ticket Link (https://tinyurl.com/prehealthsummit2021)

 

AMWA and BAS:  Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome Webinar with Dr. Joy DegruyNew Posting

Description: Please join Pitt's AMWA and Black Action Society (BAS) in hosting a detailed discussion with Dr. Joy Degruy, which focuses on social factors that predispose African Americans to the onset of mental illness. In addition, we will analyze and explore the origins of Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome, a condition that exists because of multigenerational oppression of Africans and their descendants resulting from centuries of chattel slavery, and its presence in the medical field to develop ways in which it can be confronted and even abolished from the field. This webinar will be held on March 30th, 2021 at 9PM EST and the Zoom Link/ID for the event is: 933 7968 0449. If you are interested, please fill out the attached link so we can keep track of interested attendees.

Link to interest form: https://forms.gle/wEM94rBBnE9ZZWqA7

 

The Meal Scholarship Program 

The Meal Scholarship Program is a new initiative from the Campus Basic Needs Committee, designed to provide an additional short-term food resource for students facing food insecurity caused by an emergency or other unforeseen circumstances. The Meal Scholarship Committee is composed of student support staff from The Office of PittServes, CARS Team, Panther Central, and OAFA.

Students should apply using this formLinks to an external site., which takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. If you experience any issues with the new form, please reach out to mealscholarship@pitt.edu so we can resolve the issue promptly.

https://www.studentaffairs.pitt.edu/pittserves/the-pitt-pantry/meal-scho...


Emergency Funds Available for Students

CRRSAA allocated $30.6 million to the University of Pittsburgh, of which at least $10.6 million was mandated toward direct support to students. Recognizing the immense financial burden students and their families are facing, the University will be distributing an additional $4.7 million of CRRSAA funds to students above what is federally mandated, for a total of $15.3 million.

Pitt will distribute this funding directly to approximately 15,200 graduate and undergraduate students who, as of February 18, 2021, had a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file, demonstrated financial need, met eligibility requirements to receive federal Title IV financial aid and had a federal student aid disbursement for spring 2021.

More information about these grants and what can be expected is found here:  https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu/crrsaa-funding.

 

New Class, SHRS 1001 Case Studies in the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences 

 

Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review, Submissions Open

The Editorial Board of the Pittsburgh Undergraduate Review is happy to announce that submissions are now open for the Spring 2021 issue! PUR, sponsored by the University Honors College, is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, undergraduate research journal that focuses on research and creative scholarship being done by students at Pitt. PUR strives to build an integrative community of undergraduate scholars to showcase the work they have done under the mentorship of Pitt faculty. 

We are currently looking for submissions in four categories: research, creative writing, visual arts, and review. The deadline for application submissions is March 21st, 2021 at midnight. For more details, and instructions on how to submit, please visit our website at https://pur.pitt.edu/pur/about/submissions

 

Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club 

My name is Lian and this year, I was able to start a club called Bridge Beyond Pgh. We are committed to assisting those who experience homelessness and housing instability with finding and connecting them to resources they need. This includes, but is not limited to, housing, meals, legal, medical, and educational support. These resources will be different for everyone since people intrinsically have different needs. We recognize that there are numerous pre-existing resources available for this population. However, accessibility remains a significant issue. Our team of volunteers is devoted to connecting these individuals to the resources they are seeking in a holistic, non-judgmental manner. 

If you’re interested in joining, please fill out this interest form! https://forms.gle/Ypokj5SYq6bYoftV6

Everyone is welcome!

Follow us on Instagram and like our FB page for more information on our GBMs!

Facebook: fb.me/bridgebeyondpgh

Instagram: @bridgebeyondpgh

Email: bridgebeyondpgh@gmail.com

 

Pittsburgh Sexual Assault Brochure 

Who to contact if you have been sexually assaulted sexually abused, or raped.

For all University of Pittsburgh Students, Staff, Faculty, and Administration

https://psychology.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/Pittsburgh%20Sexual%20Assault%20Brochure.pdf

 

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh 

Many Psychology majors and minors have completed the REEES certificate, combining their studies in your department with the overlapping and interdisciplinary offerings of our program.

If you wish to learn more about Russia, Eastern Europe, and/or Central Asia, please feel free reach out to:  Trevor Erlacher, trevor.erlacher@pitt.edu.

REEES has a wide variety of scholarships, programs, events, and internships to offer Pitt students at all levels and in all disciplines. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. More information about what REEES has to offer undergraduate and graduate students can be found here: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/students/

 

Sustainability Survey 

The following survey is to get a measurement of the recycling habits on campus as well as to gauge the interest of the student body on some new technology to help collect recyclables.  My group's goal is to reduce waste on campus by reducing the use of red solo cups and increasing education regarding recycling.  We also hope to introduce the idea of having a Reverse Vending Machine on campus.  We would really appreciate your input regarding these issues so we can create the most effective plan in implementing these changes!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdShTil17Z0d_9ujcmEmIxjQKNJ-gsT...

On-Campus Waste Survey

A voluntary survey to research on-campus recycling and waste practices. This survey takes about 1-2 minutes.

docs.google.com

 

Time Out with the Career Center, A podcast on Anchor 

Subscribe and listen to Time Out with the Career Center to hear about some big-picture ideas to help guide students at the University of Pittsburgh. You will hear about exploring your interests, critical thinking about resumes and networking, job searching tips, and hear from professionals/alumni. This podcast was created to help students understand and navigate the world of work.

 

Study Lab Resources 

Study Lab has updated their offerings for fall term via virtual learning.  Details can be found on their website:  https://www.asundergrad.pitt.edu/study-lab

 

Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 

The Global Studies Center at Pitt is offering an undergraduate certificate in global health. This timely 18 credit certificate in designed for students wanting to get equipped with the analytical tools and professional skills necessary to address our world’s most compelling health issues. Students explore the transnational processes underpinning the global burden of disease and the social determinants of health, as well as related inequalities in access to high-quality medical care. Students are able to tailor a unique program of study based on their academic, personal and career interests, including 18 credits of coursework and co-curricular experiential engagements.

For more information visit  https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/undergraduate-global-health-certificate
To view certificate courses visit https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/program-courses

Explore your options with Elaine Linn, the global health certificate advisor. To schedule an appointment:  https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/advising

 

Student Loan Repayment Information 

Private Education Loan Programs

Private Education Loan Programs Students and their families can borrow additional loan funds to assist in financing any gap that may exist between the cost of education and the amount of financial aid received. These private education loans are provided by commercial lenders and are not supported by state or federal financial aid funds. A […]

After Graduation

You have made an investment in your future by borrowing student loans. Be sure to protect your financial future by understanding your options for repayment, the consequences associated with failure to repay your student loan debt, and what to do if you have problems with repayment. Your Lender and Federal Loan Balance The National Student […]

Rights and Responsibilities

As a student, you have the right to know: What financial aid programs are available. The deadlines for submitting applications for each of the financial aid programs available. How financial aid is distributed and how decisions on that distribution are made. How the student’s financial need is determined. This includes how costs for tuition and […]

Types of Financial Aid

In order to make informed decisions about your financial aid, it’s important to know your options and know the difference between types of financial aid. Grants Grants are money provided by the University, federal, or state government entities that do not require any repayment. To apply for grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Here are […]

For more information visit:  https://oafa.pitt.edu/?s=loan+repayment

 

Univeristy Events Calendar

The Office of University Communications has launched a new campus-wide events calendar where all Pitt events are listed under one platform.

The calendar features an enhanced and mobile-responsive user interface and the abilities to:

  • search for events by keyword;
  • filter events by type, topic or audience;
  • view events from individual university units and groups;
  • include photos for events to help attract attendees; and
  • share events directly from the calendar through social media.

In addition, members of the Pitt community can create an account that will enable them to track individual events, follow events from individual units and add events to their personal calendars.

 

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students 

"60+ College Scholarships for Minority Students" published by Purdue University Global

This resource shares 60+ financial aid scholarships for future and current students as well as potential graduate students to supplement the cost of education or professional development endeavors. Information on where to find scholarships and grants is supplied. Also highlighted within the resource are opportunities dedicated to specific demographics such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Latino Students, Native Americans, and much more. The featured scholarships are current and are provided by trusted organizations. The resource will constantly be updated to ensure students can apply to the most accurate scholarships available.

https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/scholarships-minority-students/

 

Archival scholar Research Awards (ASRA) 

The University Library System (ULS) in partnership with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) is pleased to offer the Archival Scholar Research Awards (ASRA) opportunity to a diverse community of undergraduate scholars and researchers from the humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.  Since the program’s inception in 2016, ASRA students, who represent a variety of disciplines, interests, and research agendas, have conducted original research using archives, special collections, and primary sources. 

The ASRA program offers the ULS and OUR a positive opportunity to connect with faculty mentors and the ASRA students.  Students assist the ULS with some important collections work that supports both their individual research projects as well as enhancing discoverability of library resources.  For instance, former ASRA students generated detailed information about our holdings of the Black Panther publication, the Elizabeth Nesbitt Children’s collection, and underground newspapers and publications; this information was shared and made available through the ULS LibGuides.  A student assigned to the Frick Fine Arts Library (FFAL) researched how feminist artist books and periodicals address feminist issues and how that culminated in the artistic choices of the artist and authors.  Several students created Tumblr posts to share their research and discussed the major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates related to their work.  A couple of students have compiled annotated bibliographies of archival material to help identify major themes, correspondents, events, locations, and significant dates.  

The ULS and OUR look forward to supporting ASRA students in their research and discoveries for years to come!  http://library.pitt.edu/asra 

 

UHC National Scholarships

Pitt's Scholar-Mentors work directly with scholarship committees, and have expert insights about what judges are looking for. Your Scholar-Mentor can:

  • Provide guidance and feedback on your essays
  • Coach you through practice interviews
  • Help you work with your mentors to get better recommendations

You don't have to be an Honors student to work with a Scholar-Mentor. But you do have to start early — several awards require you to get official endorsment from the University, so you have to meet the campus deadlines before the national deadlines. 


Want to apply? Meet with a Scholar-Mentor.

Schedule an appointment in Pitt Pathways. Scholarship advising appointments are in the Honors College. Select "NS - initial intake" as your appointment type.

For more information visit the UHC websitewww.honorscollege.pitt.edu/scholarships 

Current UK and Ireland Scholarships for 3rd and 4th year students:

  • The Hillary Rodham Clinton Award for Peace and Reconciliation
  • The Mitchell Scholarship
  • The Saltire Scholarship
  • The Churchill Scholarship
  • The Gates Cambridge Scholarship
  • The Marshall Scholarship
  • The Rhodes Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholarship for the UK and Ireland

 

Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate Awards are the world’s largest academic awards program. It is uniquely pan-discipline, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework. The Undergraduate Awards provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths, as well as coming to Dublin for an all-expenses-paid trip to receive their medal. UA discovers academic excellence at the undergraduate level by inviting the world’s top students to submit their coursework (academic papers from courses).

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Emerging Scholars Symposium, Boston UniversityNew Posting

EMERGING SCHOLARS SYMPOSIUM:
CALLING ALL UNDERREPRESENTED RACIAL & ETHNIC MINORITY SCHOLARS
CONDUCTING CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH
Sponsored by Boston University
Part 1: Friday 5/21/21 (virtual)
Part 2: Thursday 9/30/21 – Friday 10/1/21 (in Boston*)
The understanding of mental health and the application of interventions to a wide range of populations is essential to elucidate psychological mechanisms underlying physical and mental
health, ensure the relevance of psychosocial interventions across diverse populations, and reduce health disparities. The Clinical Psychology Program in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University is committed to addressing this crucial task. We are inviting junior scholars from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups to participate in an invited conference on diversity, equity, and inclusion. This two-part conference is designed to showcase the work of advanced doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, or very early career professors (those in the first 2 years of an appointment) from racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in the Academy, which include people who identify as Black/African-American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latinx and/or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander. Applicants conducting clinical psychology research (e.g., development, evaluation, cultural adaptation, or dissemination of evidence-based interventions; culturally-grounded and sensitive assessment; evaluation of psychosocial risk processes; care delivery approaches; etc.) are invited to apply. Invited participants will receive an honorarium and will have all travel expenses paid by Boston University.
 
Part 1 of the conference (held remotely on 5/21/21) will involve participation in an interactive workshop entitled “Cross-Cultural Competency in the Context of Evidence-Based Treatment” led by Dr. Anu Asnaani, a nationally acclaimed trainer for culturally-competent clinical research and service provision. Part 2 of the conference (held in Boston*) will include a working dinner (9/30/21) and a research event (10/1/21) entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Related to Clinical Science Research” in which invited scholars will present their own research and engage in discussion about incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion into clinical psychological science research.
 
What to Submit:
  • A 300-word abstract describing your symposium presentation
  • A cover letter summarizing your professional interests and goals, indicating progress toward dissertation completion (for current graduate students), and specifying your professional
  • contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion within your research, service, and/or clinical work
  • Current curriculum vitae
Where and When to Submit:
Please submit application materials to Ms. Nicole Clement (nclement@bu.edu) by March 25, 2021.  Questions may be addressed to Kristin Long, PhD (kalong@bu.edu) or Martha C. Tompson, PhD (mtompson@bu.edu).
*Although we are planning for Part 2 of the program to be in person, the format will depend on COVID-related gathering restrictions. If necessary, Part 2 may be converted to a remote format.

 

Remote Summer Internship, The Boston Attention and Learning LabNew Posting

The Boston Attention and Learning Lab, led by Drs. Joseph DeGutis and Michael Esterman, is seeking a summer research assistant to contribute to the study of developmental prosopagnosia, individuals with severe face recognition difficulties. The goal of this project is to better understand the mechanisms of prosopagnosia, test out novel methods to improve face recognition, and understand the brain and behavioral changes associated with successful treatment.

We are looking for a highly motivated, organized research assistant (RA) to join our team and be involved in all aspects of this innovative project. In particular, the RA will help remotely administer computer-based assessments and help oversee prosopagnosics’ use of a novel computer-based training program aimed at improving face memory. The RA will have the opportunity to manage and analyze data, help with manuscript and grant preparation, attend weekly lab meetings, and perform various administrative tasks as needed. This position is ideally suited for those looking to gain experience in the fields of cognitive neuroscience, cognitive rehabilitation, and neuropsychology and will uniquely prepare the individual for cognitive, clinical, or neuroscience graduate school programs.

We are seeking an applicant who is at least an upperclassman at a university (preferably majoring in Psychology or Neuroscience) and has previous research or relevant work experience. The candidate must be highly organized and have excellent people skills. Technical skills such as knowledge of neuroimaging techniques, statistical methods, and programming are also a plus. Students from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The summer internship will involve a commitment of around 35 hours per week from early June to August 2021 (start and end dates are flexible). We are currently awaiting approval for an official stipend amount for the summer. The internship will be conducted remotely. Applicants do not need to be located in Boston. 

To apply, email your CV and a statement of interest to Regan_Fry@hms.harvard.edu by March 19th, 2021 with the subject line Summer 2021 Internship. Your statement of interest should include a brief outline of your research interests, your prior research experience, your future goals, and the kind of experiences you hope to gain by participating in prosopagnosia research.

 

Summer Internship for Undergraduates, The Boston College Developmental Psychology ProgramNew Posting

The Boston College Developmental Psychology program is now accepting applications for our NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates summer internship*. Summer interns will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of socio-cognitive developmental psychology research while also participating in professional development meetings and learning computer programming. This is an excellent program for students who want to learn more about research who may be interested in pursuing graduate school. Successful applicants will work full-time for 10 weeks from June 1 - August 6. Students will be paid $600 per week across 10 weeks to participate. 

There are four participating developmental psychology labs. Students will be accepted to primarily work within one of these labs for the duration of the summer.  

Participating Labs:

THE CANINE COGNITION LAB (Dr. Angie Johnston) investigates the evolutionary origins of human social learning by comparing human children and pet dogs. The focus this summer will be on testing pet dogs in Zoom studies examining questions including how dogs recruit help from humans, what dogs understand about human communication, and what behaviors dogs demonstrate when they are surprised.

THE COOPERATION LAB (Dr. Katherine McAuliffe) studies how children acquire a sense of fairness, how they regulate their investment in cooperative endeavors, how the development of cooperation varies across different social and cultural contexts and how an emerging psychology of cooperation in children interfaces with other aspects of conceptual development like perspective taking and group bias.  

THE INFANT AND CHILD COGNITION LAB (Dr. Sara Cordes) studies how infants, children, and adults track quantities (time, number, amount), acquire formal mathematical concepts (from verbal counting in preschoolers to algebraic concepts in teenagers), and how learning of these concepts are influenced by social contexts and gender stereotypes. 

THE LANGUAGE LEARNING LAB (Dr. Joshua Hartshorne) takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying how children learn language. In addition to traditional developmental research methods, the lab makes use of massive online experiments, in which tens or even hundreds of thousands of children and adults participate in a single experiment, and computational models of language acquisition. 

Eligibility requirements: Students who are from underrepresented minority groups, are first generation college students, or are veterans and who have had little or no research experience will be given priority. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled in an American undergraduate program and be entering their sophomore, junior or senior years.

Please (1) complete the application form: https://forms.gle/F6ycAx7Q6fdycxPm8 and (2) email your CV/resume to allbcdev@gmail.com. You may also submit an unofficial transcript via email, but it is optional. Review of applications will begin on March 1. No applications will be accepted after March 15. 

*All funding is pending official award notification for a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site Grant.

 

Summer Internship, Yale University Computational social Cognition Lab New Posting

The Computational Social Cognition Lab, led by Dr. Julian Jara-Ettinger, studies the cognitive building blocks of our ability to make sense of and navigate the social and physical world. Previous and current research in the lab has examined children’s understanding of fairness, number, and their ability to infer other’s knowledge. More information about our research can be found at https://compdevlab.yale.edu/

We are seeking undergraduate interns to assist with our research in a part-time position. Summer interns will have the chance to take part in all aspects of the research process; they will help recruit and test participants ages three to eight, learn to design and run studies, as well as code and analyze results. This is a great opportunity for undergraduates interested in pursuing research in cognitive development, cognition, or adjacent fields of research. Interns will work approximately 20 hours per week and the internship will run from June 1st – August 13th, 2021. Interns will be compensated $12.00 per hour and are encouraged to apply for additional funding from their respective universities.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out the application found here, and attach your resume and an unofficial transcript at the end of the application form. Additionally, please have one letter of recommendation sent directly from the recommender to the lab manager at colin.jacobs@yale.edu with your full name referenced in the subject line of the email. Applications are due by 11:59pm on March 20th, 2021. Please contact colin.jacobs@yale.edu with any questions.

 

Founding Generation Summer Internship Program for UndergraduatesNew Posting

 
 

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Founding Generation Summer Internship Program - Faculty List posted

 

The International Congress of Infant Studies is rooted in the rich history of founding scholars who implemented the vision to advance science and support colleagueship in the interdisciplinary field of infant development. From its start, the congress encouraged student participation and fostered student engagement through various initiatives aimed at mentoring the next generation of scholars.

To continue the legacy of student advocacy, ICIS is proud to offer the “Founding Generation Summer Internship Program for Undergraduates", including current graduating seniors, an initiative that both builds on prior ICIS programs and recognizes the leadership of ICIS’ founders and the torchbearers of the past decades.

Over 30 international faculty have registered their interest in participating in this exciting and diverse program.  The list of faculty, and their associated projects, can be found on the ICIS website.

 

 

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Paid Summer Internship, University of California, IrvineNew Posting

The Development of Social Cognition Lab at UC Irvine is offering three 10-week summer internships with a stipend of $4,000. Interns will work on NSF-funded projects relating to math cognition and cognitive predictors of inequality. We currently run studies with 3- to 9-year-olds online.

Funding is guaranteed for all accepted students. The internship will include – first and foremost, hands-on experience with cognitive development research; mentorship and guidance, including career planning, programming training, and mentorship on research presentation, research design, and data analysis. We offer two start dates: either June 6th or July 12th, dependent on the intern’s availability and schedule. These positions will be available virtually. There may be an opportunity to work in-person at UC Irvine, contingent upon local restrictions and conditions.

Interns should apply to work on one of two projects (please indicate in the cover letter whether you would like to be considered for Project 1, Project 2, or both).
1. Social influences of math learning (2 interns): These projects investigate how to promote learning of math concepts in young children.
2. Cognitive influences of social inequality (1 intern): These projects investigate the development of young children’s abilities to reason about inequality.

Duties will include recruitment of participants, data collection, working with children, coding and analyzing data, and attending lab meetings. Interns will also engage in community outreach efforts (talk to parents about child development), read extant literature in cognitive development, and work directly with senior lab members and the PI; and present their projects to the lab community at the conclusion of their internship.

Requirements:
• Ability to make a full-time commitment (40 hours/week) during the internship period
• Proficiency in writing and communicating in English
• Comfort interacting with children 3-9 years of age, as well as parents
• Interest in cognitive development
• Attention to detail
• Basic computer skills
• Some background in psychology coursework
• Interest and passion for cognitive development, as well as for community outreach.
 
Preferred, but not mandatory:
• Minimum 3.0 G.P.A. in Psychology classes
• Previous experience working with children

Positions are ideal for those interested in gaining research experience and an introduction to developmental cognitive psychology research in particular. We especially encourage people to apply who have not have opportunities to gain extensive research experience through their home institutions. If interested, please send:
a. your resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience)
b. cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests)
c. unofficial transcript, and
d. the name of 1 person (ideally, faculty that may be contacted for a reference.

Please send all materials to dosc.ra.applications@gmail.com with “2021 Summer Internship” in the subject line. Review of applications will begin February 20, 2021 and selections will occur on a rolling basis.

 

Paid Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity

The Mind and Development Lab (PI: Paul Bloom) explores a wide range of topics in developmental psychology. Some of our main interests include moral reasoning, religious and spiritual belief, and altruism. Interns will support the lab’s work through a variety of tasks including recruiting and running online child participants. Based upon research interests, all interns will be assigned to work with one or more “point people” (graduate student, post-doctoral researcher, or other staff member within the lab) and will work directly with them. For more information about our research, please visit our website.

Eligibility: Our internship program is open to currently enrolled undergraduates and graduates from the class of 2021 in psychology or allied fields seeking additional research experience. International students may apply. Time commitment and payment: Our internship program requires a commitment of eight, full-time (37.5hr) weeks to be completed between May 24th and July 16th, 2021. Some weekend hours are required. All interns will receive a $4,000 stipend.

Application: To apply, complete this form. The form must be completed by March 18th 2021, 11:59 PM EST. No late applications will be considered. Safety and COVID-19: This internship will be held remotely. While some tasks can be completed asynchronously, interns must be willing to run participants during regular business hours in the Eastern Daylight Time Zone for approximately 12 hours per week.

The Mind and Development Lab embraces a notion of intellectual community enriched and enhanced by diversity along a number of dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender, sexuality, class, political orientation, and religion. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education and academia.

 

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Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference

48th Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Psychology Conference (WPUPC)

The Edinboro University Department of Psychology is honored to be hosting this year’s WPUPC to be held virtually on Saturday, April 17th, 2021.  This year’s conference will be limited to a poster session that will open at 9 am EDT and go until Noon EDT. 

The poster session will take place via a virtual platform called gather.town, which will allow students to present their poster and discuss their research with faculty and peers at the event. While the event will be virtual, you will have the opportunity to view the students’ work and talk with them via video conferencing about their projects.   

CALL FOR SUBMISSION INFORMATION

This year, only poster presentations will be accepted for WPUPC. Students can submit their abstracts on-line using the on-line Submission Form.  Each presentation should be submitted only once by the first author. Additional authors will need to register for the conference using the Attendee form. Presenters should prepare an APA-style abstract with no more than 800 characters (approximately 150 words) on their word processor, proofread, spell check, and then copy it into the Submission form. First authors who complete the Submission form are also automatically registered for the conference; all additional authors will need to complete the Registration Form to attend the conference. 

The WPUPC abstract submissions portal will open on Monday, March 1st, 2021, with the deadline for submission of 5 pm EDT, Friday, April 2nd, 2021.  Only poster submissions will be allowed at WPUPC this year.   

All accepted posters must be finished and submitted by NO LATER than 5 pm EDT, Friday, April 9th. First authors will be emailed directions for submitting their final poster for inclusion in the virtual poster session. 

Student authors must be present at the virtual poster session from 9 to Noon EDT on Saturday, April 17th, 2021, to discuss their work and answer questions. 

The website for this year’s conference (including links to the on-line submission and registration forms) can be accessed at https://psychology.edinboro.edu/wpupc/index.html  

There will be NO FEE to attend or present at this year’s conference.  

 

Summer Internship Program, Boston College Cooperation Lab

Each summer, we have a research internship that is open to students from Boston College and other institutions. 

The Cooperation Lab at Boston College directed by Dr. Katherine McAuliffe is seeking motivated, reliable, and enthusiastic summer research assistants for our 2021 Summer Internship. Research in the lab focuses on the development of cooperative abilities in children, with a particular focus on how children develop a sense of fairness.

Internship Description 

Summer RAs will gain experience with all stages of the research process, including recruiting families, collecting data, analyzing data, and discussing results. Each summer RA will be paired with a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, or lab coordinator mentor for the duration of the summer, and have a main project.

In addition, RAs will attend weekly lab meetings with other undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, the principal investigator, and lab coordinators to discuss ongoing and key research in the field of psychology. Intermittent professional development and other seminars will also occur, such as data analysis workshops (e.g., R) and panels on applying to graduate school. 

COVID-19

Should the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 prevent us from hosting an in-person internship in Boston, the internship will take place remotely, as it did in Summer 2020. Regardless of the internship format, summer RAs will still gain experience in all of the aforementioned areas.

Eligibility and requirements 

Research assistants are asked to commit up to 40 hours per week, and should the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 allow, they should expect to test outdoors and on weekends. The tentative start date for positions is as early as May 31st and as late as June 7th. Positions will last for 10-11 weeks. 

We are awaiting official award notification for a grant that would provide stipends for two positions in our lab. Priority will be given to those who are first-generation college students or from other under-represented backgrounds. Those who identify as a member of a historically under-represented group (e.g., Hispanic, African American, American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, disabled or first-generation college student) are strongly encouraged to apply. For students seeking outside funding or funding from their home institution, our lab will gladly provide additional assistance.

Anyone is welcome to apply. To do so, please:

1) Complete our online application: https://forms.gle/PhLsbkGuMvZhaYr27

2) Email a CV/Resume to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2021 Research Assistant Application”

3) Arrange to have one letter of recommendation (ideally from a professor, teaching assistant, or employer) emailed to lmcooperation@gmail.com with the subject line “Summer 2021 Research Assistant LOR”.

We welcome any questions at lmcooperation@gmail.com

The deadline to submit materials is March 8, 2021 at 5pm EST.

 

Paid Student Researcher Position, University of Pittsburgh 

The Kids’ Thinking Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is looking for a student to help transcribe observations between parents and toddlers to understand how parents support their young children’s acquisition of math concepts. This position provides a great entry into research in psychology and opportunities to explore independent research ideas in the future.

The applicant must have native fluency in English and Spanish and be able to show attention to detail.  Needs to have great organizational skills.

For more information and to apply, visit:  https://cfopitt.taleo.net/careersection/pitt_student_int/jobdetail.ftl?j...

 

2021 Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions 

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2021. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.

By participating in the STP, students will:

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country.

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:

https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html

 

Paid Undergraduate Summer Internship, College of Staten Island 

College of Staten Island, City University of New York

Child Development Lab Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

The CSI Child Development Lab, under the direction of Dr. Sarah Berger, is now accepting applications for our NSF-funded 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Internship

The goal of this internship is to promote research experience for undergraduates from groups typically under-represented in the sciences. Students will work on a project examining the impact of sleep on learning in infancy, the relation between sleep and motor development, or the interaction between motor and cognitive development in infancy. Interns will work closely with Dr. Sarah Berger and will collaborate with graduate and other undergraduate students to receive hands-on research experience working directly with families. This internship will be fully remote.

This is a paid internship running June 1 - Aug 5. Students work 4 days/week and can receive up to a $3000 stipend. Applicants should be current undergraduates who are interested in developmental science, cognitive or motor development, or sleep and who intend to pursue graduate training in these or similar areas. 

Learn more about the lab here:  https://csichildlab.wixsite.com/csichildlab

and fill out an application here by March 12:  https://csichildlab.wixsite.com/csichildlab/researchopps

 

Participate in Research Study, the social sources of our sexual values

 

Summer Clinical Research Opportunity Research NSF Experience for Undergraduates, Ohio University

Dr. Fran Wymbs and colleagues are excited to share that they have received renewal funding from National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) for the next 3 years. Their REU will provide summer funding to 9 scholars to engage in intensive clinical research at Ohio University for 8 weeks. 

If necessary due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, 2021 will operate virtually. The REU 2020 was offered virtually and was successful. The summers previous to that were offered on the Ohio University Campus. 

To date, we have had cohorts of 9 and 8 students, from across the country and Puerto Rico. Students conducted independent research projects, have presented or are preparing to present their projects at national conferences, and some are preparing their projects for peer-review publications. To date, ten students have published their projects or have submitted their projects for peer review, and two students are first-author. 

The goal of this REU program is to provide undergraduate students with an in-depth, hands-on experience focused on gaining clinical research skills for children with social, emotional, and behavioral problems (SEB). Students are trained in the application of the scientific method to develop hypotheses, and trained on how to design and conduct research studies on treatment-related issues for children with SEB. Students are also trained in the ethical conduct of research. 

Students are mentored by full-time, Ph.D.- level faculty members who have strong programs of research. Faculty members’ expertise includes services for children and adolescents with SEBs, parent-related stress and engagement in services for children’s SEB, factors impacting school services for SEB, decision-making for SEB services among parents, providers, teachers, and children, integrated primary care for children and families with SEB living in rural or underserved settings, care for youth and families affected by opioid use, health disparities research, and assessments and screenings for young children at risk for SEB. 

The REU site will include participation of students from underrepresented groups or diverse backgrounds (i.e., rural, first-generation, ethnic or cultural minority, women), we have an opportunity to potentially assist the career trajectories of these students, including enriching their graduate school prospects, career paths, and career options. Additionally, some students who will participate in the REU may come from a field related to psychology, such as education or social work, where they may have had less exposure to working on clinical research projects. 

Please contact Fran Wymbs at wymbsf@ohio.edu for more information. Other Faculty Mentors: • Darcey Allan, Ph.D. • Steven W. Evans, Ph.D. • Dawn Graham, Ph.D. • Berkeley Franz, Ph.D. • Julie Owens, Ph.D. • Brian Wymbs, Ph.D. Full details at: https://www.ohio.edu/medicine/med-education/pre-med-education/summer-programs/nsf

 

Black Women in Academia (BWA): Supporting, Healing, Empowering Study Opportunity

 

Never a Spectator Civic Engagement Forum, Institute of Politics 

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • NEVER A SPECTATOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT FORUM - ADVOCACY, ACTIVISM, AND ACTION

March 11, 4:30 to 6:30 pm à Pitt graduate and undergraduate students participate in small group discussions and share their priorities with advocates, activists, leaders, and changemakers on March 11. This year’s event will champion advocates and activists of every kind as mentors and host keynote speaker and two-time Emmy Award winner, Emmai Alaquiva, to share how the arts have inspired social change. Mentors are announced here.

Undergrad and Grad Students Register Now → http://bit.ly/register-nas-27 

 

Summer 2021 Institute of Politcs Policy Internship and Elsie Civic Engagement Internship 

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • SUMMER 2021 INSTITUTE OF POLITICS POLICY INTERNSHIP AND ELSIE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

Intern with the Pitt Institute of Politics and learn more about policy research and civic engagement programming. There are two IOP Policy Internships and one Elsie Civic Engagement Internship open for the Summer 2021 term. This highly selective internship provides $15/hour and the opportunity to connect with the IOP regional policy and engagement work.

Undergrad and Grad Students Apply by April 1 → Elsie Civic Engagement Internship Job Posting and the IOP Policy Internship Job Posting


2021-22 Elsie Scholars Program

The Institute of Politics, Elsie Forum has several opportunities for students to get involved, connect with leaders, and effect positive change in our region.

  • 2021-22 ELSIE SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Undergraduates work with a local nonprofit organization that addresses a social issue that they are passionate about as Elsie Scholars. They work with their organization on an academic yearlong project that adds value to the organization, the community, and the student’s learning experience. This highly competitive program provides $15/hour and an opportunity for students to effect positive change within an organization. See past placements and learn more.

 

U.S. Army Healthcare Winter Newsletter 

Interested in entering the U.S. Army?  See this newsletter for U.S. Army Healthcare information.  

 

Research Study @ Home Paid Participation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24th Annual Laurel Highlands Virtual Undergraduate Psychology Conference 

24th Annual Laurel Highlands Undergraduate Psychology Conference to be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, April 17, 2021 hosted by Saint Francis University.

The conference provides undergraduates with a unique opportunity to present research prior to entering graduate school. Paper and poster presentations as well as workshops will be given. Submissions should report the results of empirical studies designed to contribute to basic or applied research. However, strong consideration will also be given to original, innovative contributions in the form of meta-analyses, literature reviews, and papers of historical interest.

For important dates, abstract submission, and conference registration, please see the conference website at  https://tinyurl.com/psychologyvirtualconference. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 1st at midnight and the deadline for registration is Monday, April 12th.

If you have any questions, please email me (sts97@pitt.edu) or Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg (sfgrinberg@francis.edu). I look forward to seeing you at the conference in April.

 

Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Harvard Music Lab Summer Internship 2021


At the Music Lab, we study the basic science of music in an effort to understand how and why humans produce and perceive music at all ages and across all cultures. We are recruiting research assistants in psychology to spend their summer with us! We will also consider students from related fields (e.g., music, linguistics, computer science, evolutionary biology, anthropology).

Summer interns will be working on studies investigating the impact of music on infant affect and behavior, universals and cross-cultural variation in music perception and music production, people's use of music in daily life, and long-term effects of the use of music in the home on parent and infant health. Prospective interns are encouraged to read our papers at themusiclab.org before applying.

As an intern, you will have the opportunity to work on both ongoing and new studies from design to manuscript stage. Here's a non-exhaustive list of example projects we'll be working on this summer:

  1. (If circumstances permit:) In-lab studies exploring the degree to which music can function as a tool for parents to use when their infants are upset.
  2. Crowd-sourced online studies about music categorization and perception using both traditional study pools of online workers and "citizen science" approaches.
  3. Mobile app-based data collection from parents of infants and young children concerning infant/child temperament, parenting behaviors, and their relations to one another.
  4. Studies examining the possibility of links between synchronous activity (music or otherwise) and cooperation, prosociality, and interpersonal affinity.
  5. Expanding our diverse collection of audio recordings for the Natural History of Song Project and conducting phylogenetic analyses of the corpus.
  6. Interns are encouraged to propose their own independent projects building on current research at The Music Lab, especially if these projects are amenable to online data collection.

The internship is 10 weeks long, from 7 June to 13 August 2021 and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Interns will work 40 hours per week. Depending on the circumstances, the internship may be fully virtual, where interns may work from any time zone. Some evening and weekend work may be required. All applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from their home university; we will support such applications and for exceptional students, we may supplement external funding with up to a $2,200 stipend (pre-tax). Depending on performance and contribution levels, co-authorship on papers is also a possibility.

Visit https://tinyurl.com/musiclabsummer to apply. We will review applications beginning on 1 March 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at musiclab+summer@g.harvard.edu.

 

Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University

I am writing to let you know about Developmental Discovery Days, hosted by Dima Amso, Nim Tottenham, and myself on August 13th and 14th, 2021. We would very much appreciate your help in sharing this information with any students who may be interested.

The purpose of the Developmental Discovery Days is to provide students with a behind-the-scenes view of the graduate admissions process. The event is geared toward people who are considering applying to PhD programs in developmental psychology, including people planning to apply in Fall 2021, people planning to apply a bit later on after completing their studies and/or obtaining additional research experience, and people who are trying to figure out whether or not they want to apply. It is particularly designed to serve students from marginalized groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the academy (e.g., based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, first-generation student status, or other groups that are marginalized in the academy), and we encourage students from these groups to participate.

The two days will include panels on topics such as deciding if/when/where to apply, preparing application materials such as CVs and personal statements, and applying for funding. We also seek to foster community, both among applicants themselves and between applicants and current students. The event will include time to get to know one another and opportunities to stay in touch after the event is over. Additionally, participants will be matched with a graduate student or post-doctoral mentor who can provide assistance and support after the conclusion of the two-day event.

We are planning a virtual event that will take place in the Eastern time zone. The event will not be recorded, but we plan to post materials (e.g., Power Point slides from the panels, a list of frequently asked questions) after the panels have concluded. Because part of the purpose of the event is to get to know each other, our expectation is that participants will attend both days.

To apply, please fill out a brief form that you can find here: https://columbia.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3XcnqRqOnMXIJdb. We will begin reviewing applications on March 1st and expect to notify applicants by June 1st.  

 

Summer Treatment Program Staff Positions, Florida International University 

The Center for Children and Families at Florida International University announces Summer Treatment Program Counselor, Research Assistant, and Teacher/Classroom Aide positions for 2020. The Summer Treatment Program (STP) provides services to children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Conduct Disorder, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, learning problems, and related behavior problems. The program provides treatment tailored to children's individual behavioral and learning difficulties. The Center for Children and Families is directed by William E. Pelham, Jr., Ph.D., who is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University.  

By participating in the STP, students will: 

  • Learn evidence-based techniques for working with children who have disruptive behavior disorders 
  • Gain valuable clinical and research experience to prepare for career and graduate school 
  • Help children to improve their social skills, sports skills, and academic skills 
  • Network with faculty members at the Center for Children and Families, as well as students from across the country. 

Positions are available in three related programs serving children between the ages of 3-12. In each program, children and counselors are assigned to groups of four or five counselors and 10 to 15 children of similar age. Children participate in a variety of classroom-based and recreational activities. Staff members implement an extensive behavior modification treatment program during all program activities. The behavior modification program includes feedback and associated consequences for positive and negative behaviors, daily and weekly rewards for appropriate behavior, social praise and attention, appropriate commands, and age-appropriate removal from positive reinforcement. Staff members will also be responsible for recording, tracking, and entering daily records of children’s behavior and response to the treatment. Staff members will work under the supervision of experienced faculty and staff members and will receive regular feedback about their performance.  

Experience in the STP may be helpful to prepare students for further study or employment in the fields of education, mental health, physical education, pediatrics, psychiatry, recreational therapy, behavior analysis, social work, counseling, and related areas. Staff members have uniformly reported the experience to be the most demanding but also the most rewarding clinical experience of their careers.  

More than 100 positions are available across the three programs. Positions are available for undergraduate students, postbaccalaureate students, and graduate students. Detailed descriptions of each program, position descriptions, and application instructions are available at:  https://ccf.fiu.edu/summer-programs/index.html  

 

APA Undergraduate Research Database 

Are you interested in participating in research?  Maybe an experience outside of Pittsburgh?

The American Psychological Association (APA) maintains a database of nationwide research opportunities for underg

Applying to Psych Grad School in the Time of COVID - New Postingraduates.  This site is updated often so check back regularly for updated opportunities.

 

RISE Summer Undergraduate Internship, Rutgers University 

Professor Jenny Wang is seeking applicants for funded Summer Undergraduate Internship positions through the RISE program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. Her lab focuses on understanding the origins of abstract ideas, such as object, number, people, and belief, and how such innate cognitive mechanisms support learning.

RISE at Rutgers is a nationally acclaimed summer research program for outstanding undergraduates from diverse backgrounds. Scholars participate in 10 weeks of cutting-edge research in the biological, physical, and social/ behavioral sciences, math, engineering, and exciting interdisciplinary areas under the guidance of carefully matched faculty mentors. A comprehensive professional development component, including GRE preparation, complements the research. RISE has a strong record of RISE alumni entering graduate school. Top RISE alumni who return to Rutgers for graduate school are eligible for first-year fellowships funded by the Chancellor. 

We particularly encourage applications from students from underrepresented, disadvantaged, non-traditional or first-generation college backgrounds or who attend schools with limited research opportunities.

Application opens on November 1st, 2020, and reviews will start in late January, 2021. The 2021 RISE Summer program starts on June 1st, 2021.

Please reach out to Professor Wang directly to introduce yourselves, and/or if you have any questions!

 

Survey Option, Joint Study w/ Concordia's Psychology and Philosophy Departments

What is your dream life after university? Our research team would love to hear your view!

This questionnaire investigates student life and career choices, such as your motivation for choosing your major, and should take about 30 minutes. It is part of a joint study by researchers from Concordia's psychology and philosophy departments. Your input is very important to us and highly valued. Participation is strictly voluntary and completely anonymous. The survey has nothing to do with your classes and it is in no way connected to your performance in your classes.

Because we appreciate your help, we will draw names at the end of the study for three $50 Amazon gift cards. Please note, if you have already completed this survey, you cannot do so again.

Survey link: click here

If you have questions about the survey, you can email Dr. Heather Maranges (Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology and Social Justice Centre, Concordia University): heather.maranges@concordia.ca.​

 

2021 UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) Infection Prevention Externship 

Are you ready to learn from the best? Does the idea of being a part of Life Changing Medicine inspire you? Are you looking for an opportunity to put into practice the theories you’ve learned? If so, the WPH Infection Prevention Externship program might be the perfect way to spend your semester.

Here at UPMC, we pride ourselves on developing young talent and providing you an opportunity to learn from the best of the best. We want to invest in the future leaders of our organization… you!

As an extern, you will have an opportunity to participate 250 hours within a world-renowned health care provider, whose hospitals are consistently ranked on U.S. News & World Report’s Annual Honor Roll of America’s Best Hospitals. Our program is a highly competitive, job prep for college students interested in business, quality, public health, operational or analytical areas within Health Care.

During your externship program, you will have the opportunity to network with WPIC employees, receive mentorship, enhance your skills with hands on real world experience and training, and most importantly, work on projects that make an impact on patient care while gaining knowledge on how we provide Life Changing Medicine. And a little bit of fun too!

Come spend a semester with us!

A little bit about the WPH Infection Prevention Extern Program:

  • The program consists of 250 hours of service onsite at WPH
  • Hours can be done at your convenience around your school schedule including nights or weekends
  • The work is a mix of independent and interdependent, collaborative work

We’re looking for students and graduates who…

  • Are passionate and determined to make a difference. No mediocracy allowed.
  • Want to challenge the standard and create new ways of thinking and executing.
  • Can’t wait to see what the next challenge will be. Every day will be different and that excites you.
  • Believe in our Core Values. They are not just written on the walls. We demonstrate our commitment to these values daily.
  • Have emerging leadership abilities, excellent communication and analytical skills plus thrive in a collaborative environment.
  • Care about the work they do, the people we work with and the patients we work for.
  • Pride themselves on their integrity. It’s not just about the work we do, but how we do it.

Required qualifications

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Currently pursuing or completed a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s required in nursing, medical technology, public health, or similar field.
  • Availability to participate in the 250-hour WPH Infection Prevention Externship, for no less than 4 hours a week with minimal absence (Yes, don’t worry, you can still enjoy some vacation time!)

2020 WPH Infection Prevention Extern opportunities may include:

  • Hand Hygiene compliance monitoring
  • PA Act 52 compliance
  • NHSN surveillance definitions
  • Allegheny County Health Department and PA-NEDSS reporting
  • WPH specific goals
  • Learning surveillance technology
  • Tracking Quality metrics
  • Review of microbiology of interest, testing, and human disease
  • Mock cluster/outbreak/BBP exposure work ups
  • Opportunity to attend TRAPIC regional professional meeting

Recruitment Timeline Expectations*:
Please send a letter of interest electronically or via mail as to why you would like to be considered for this position, transcripts, and a resume to:

Janina-Marie Tatar, MT (ASCP), CIC
Infection Prevention Manager
UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital
3811 O’Hara Street
1st Fl Suite 143-A
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
tatarj@upmc.edu

The summer 2021 externship position will be posted from the period beginning March 2021 and ending on May 2021. We will be conducting video interviews throughout the application process. *Subject to change

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: As Required
UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

 

Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL) 

You are being invited to participate in paid decision-making experiments at Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL). All of our studies are currently being conducted online. Your payment will depend on your decisions, the decisions of others, and chance. You are guaranteed at least $6 for showing up on time, and average payments are in the range of $15 to $20 per hour. Participation does not require any prior knowledge and your anonymity is guaranteed.

To sign up please go to https://pitt-peel.sona-systems.com/student_new_user.aspx.

Once you are signed-up, you will receive email invitations for individual studies and will be able to sign up for the studies that fit your schedule.

Hope to see you soon at PEEL.

 

Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition

This student research coalition consists of a small community of scholars from different majors and different years all passionate about Alzheimer's research and looking to gain more knowledge and experience of the field. We meet to hear presentations from researchers on the forefront of Alzheimer's disease research and discuss their projects and our own experiences of research with them.

What sets us apart from other research groups is our dedication to being a student-centered and student-driven organization. It is becoming increasingly important for students' voices to be heard and this is something that we have made a central tenet to our organization. We are committed to approaching research in a more holistic way which aims too truly help students grow as researchers in the field. This means having a more intentional approach to mentoring, clearer expectations from both students and researchers alike, and a community space and sentiment where students can freely discuss their experiences and ask each other questions.

Meetings are every third Monday of the month over Zoom. For questions or meeting details, contact Thomas Bower at tsb30@pitt.edu or through the group email at pittadrcresearchgroup@gmail.com

 

Stanford Social Neuroscience Lab Professional Development Workshops 

The @StanfordSNL will host a set of free professional development webinars this summer. Free weekly workshops for psychology undergrads and recent grads!

We are especially interested in making these sessions available to trainees from URM / FLI communities.

Please feel free to register and spread the word! https://bit.ly/ssnlprofdev2020

Topics include: Life in Academia, Breaking into Undergraduate Research, Applying to Graduate School, and more!

 

APA Psychology Student Network 

APA’s Education Directorate recently published the March 2020 issue of Psychology Student Network.  The online issue contains articles on careers with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, post-baccalaureate programs, study strategies, conducting replication research, and announcements of interest to psychology students.

Featured Article:  Careers with a bachelor's degree in psychology

"Did you know that psychology is one of the most popular undergraduate majors in the U.S., yet only 14% of bachelor’s degree holders earned graduate degrees in psychology? As a student of psychology, I’m sure you’re wondering what kinds of careers are possible with your degree and how the major can prepare you for your future."

To view the issue, visit https://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/psn/

 

Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 

The Sociology Student Association is looking for new members and paper submissions for our academic journal! Our club serves as a community hub for students interested in a variety of sociological issues. A meeting may involve anything from watching documentaries to making editorial decisions for the Pitt Sociology Review, an undergraduate journal that features student papers on topics of sociological relevance. Sociology is incredibly interdisciplinary and has many intersections with the field of psychology, so many papers in this field would fit our criteria! Please contact Meera Sakthivel at mes330@pitt.edu if you're interested in submitting a paper or attending meetings.

 

Inclusion of LGBTQ+ People in Bioscience Study 

The first two surveys are looking for folks who are currently in or have earned a degree in the biosciences. Survey 1 asks that you also identify as an LGBTQ+ person.  Survey 2 is open to anyone in bioscience, and includes a data collection tool called an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

Survey 3 is open to anyone in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field, so long as they identify as LGBTQ+. Because I ask you to compare some of your experiences, you should also have taken at least one course in any bioscience or life science field as well.

Survey 4 is open to anyone who has taken some college coursework, regardless of field or sexual orientation or gender identity. However, this also includes an Implicit Assumption Test, so please make sure that you take this one on a computer with a keyboard (it won’t work on a mobile browser).

An Institutional Review Board responsible for human subjects research at the University of Arizona reviewed this research project and found it to be acceptable, according to applicable state and federal regulations and University policies designed to protect the rights and welfare of participants in research. For questions about your rights as a participant in this study or to discuss other study-related concerns or complaints with someone who is not part of the research team, you may contact the Human Subjects Protection Program at the University of Arizona at 520-626-6721, or online at http://rgw.arizona.edu/compliance/human-subjects-protection-program.

Please contact Tony at tonyrcolella@email.arizona.edu if you have any other questions or comments.

 

Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR A RESEARCH STUDY

We are conducting a research study about increasing motivation in exercisers and looking for your input! The purpose of this study is to create a program that can help people stick to new exercise regimens using both research and input from experienced exerciser. If you’re interested, email rvierra@antioch.edu for screening and appropriate placement. The survey should take about 25-30 minutes and you may be followed up with in a couple months for a similar length survey.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Between 18 and 65 years old
  • Started a new exercise regimen in past 6 months
  • Able to read and understand English
  • Not at medical risk by exercising

To the best of our knowledge, the things you will be doing will have no more risk of harm than you would experience in everyday life.

By participating, you will be eligible to be placed in a raffle for one of several $25 Amazon gift cards.

If interested, please email rvierra@antioch.edu

 

 GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

 

Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University

My name is Tom Hatvany and I am a professor and the coordinator of the graduate program (online) in Applied Psychology at Shippensburg University.  I wanted to provide a brief overview of our program in hopes that you might forward this message to any senior psychology majors that you think might be interested in a program like ours.  The university is located in south central Pennsylvania and our graduate program began in 1981, although the M.S. in Applied Psychology is 100% online (asynchronous) and can be completed in 1 year of full-time study or 2 years on a part-time basis. 

The program emphasizes the application of psychological principles and methodologies to real-world problems.  The majority of our graduates enter fields where they assume research-related roles (e.g., program evaluation, survey researcher, data analyst, quality control specialist, etc..) across a variety of sectors in business/industry, government, and non-profit settings.  In addition, there are two specialties that students can pursue; they have the option of pursuing a Six Sigma greenbelt certification if they have specific interests in quality control careers, or they can earn a Behavior Specialist Certificate which provides advanced coursework in applied behavioral analysis for those interested in working with individuals with learning or social impairments (e.g., autism). 

Remote assistantships are available on a competitive basis, although contingent of university funding.  Students interested in our program can visit the following link for detailed information:

https://www.ship.edu/academics/colleges/cas/programs/psychology/graduate/

Or they can contact me directly.  I know all of us in academia are extremely busy, and I sincerely thank you in advance if you could forward this to any students that might be interested in our program.

 

School Psychology, Rider University 

There are critical shortages in school psychologists, resulting in a high demand for skilled professionals in the field. This is a great opportunity for those of any college background to enter the field of school psychology. Encourage students you know who might be interested to apply for the fall 2021 cohort in the School Psychology, Ed.S., program at Rider University. 

All applicants qualify for a GRE waiver.

Rider offers:

  • Top-ranked, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) accredited program
  • Personalized individualized attention within a collaborative cohort-based learning community
  • Expert faculty who practice what they teach

 Learn More 

 

Anyone interested in learning more about this field of study can contact us at sdombrowski@rider.edu or kgischlar@rider.edu.
 

Post-Baccalaureate Research Assistant, UNC Chapel Hill 

We are seeking up to 2 post-baccalaureate researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a collaborative project on peers relationships, developmental affective neuroscience, and health risk behaviors. We specifically are looking for BA-level researchers with skills in recruitment, screening, and data collection with adolescent participants and their families who wishes to gain more experience in research for graduate school. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable. The researcher would work on a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), peer relationships (e.g., peer influence processes), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders). Experience with fMRI acquisition, managing and processing fMRI data, computer science and coding, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors is a plus. The applicant must have a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. 

Positions begin summer 2021.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 2-3 references for initial review to Emily Bibby at emilybibby@email.unc.edu. For bilingual applicants, please state explicitly in your cover letter level of fluency in written and spoken Spanish. 

Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Developmental Discovery Days, Columbia University 

We are seeking up to 2 postdoctoral researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a collaborative project on peers, developmental social and affective neuroscience. We specifically are looking for PhD-level researchers with excellent study management and analytic skills who are interested in gaining training using a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), peer relationships (e.g., peer influence processes), and health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders).  The ideal applicant will have experience analyzing fMRI data with a focus on multivariate or network approaches, a strong publication record, experience with social or developmental neuroscience methods, and an interest in adolescent interpersonal experiences, psychological symptoms, emotion, or risk behaviors. The applicant must have a PhD in Psychology (Developmental, Clinical, or Social Psychology, for instance), Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins.  The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin summer 2021, with flexible start date.

Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 references for initial review to Drs. Telzer and Lindquist: ehtelzer@unc.edukristen.lindquist@unc.edu

Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

 

MEd Child Studies, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University 

Master’s Programs in the Department of Psychology and Human Development

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University

The following are brief descriptions of M.Ed. programs currently available in the Department of Psychology and Human Development at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. Consult program websites and the Educational Coordinator in Psychology & HD, Ally Armstead (ally.armstead@vanderbilt.edu), for further information.

Child Studies

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Child Studies is a 36-hour program that offers two options:
     Applied Professional Track: For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for careers working directly with children and families, this program option offers students opportunities for scholarly didactic and in-depth, supervised professional experiences in child and family service organizations. Students are matched with relevant agencies and organizations within the community to gain hands-on experiences in practicum settings. These experiences are complemented by foundational coursework, as students have flexibility to design their program of study around areas of scientific inquiry of substantive interest to them. The Applied Professional Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in the application of developmental science in the service of prevention, intervention, advocacy, health, and education of children and their caregivers and preparation for careers implementing evidence-based practices designed to improve outcomes for children and families.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/med_in_child_studies/index

     Clinical & Developmental Research Track: For students whose academic and professional goals include preparation for further graduate study, such as doctoral studies in clinical, developmental, or educational psychology, or positions in research, this program option is designed to strengthen students’ backgrounds for success in these settings and to provide experiences that complement that preparation.  Students are matched with a faculty mentor and provided opportunities to participate on a research team in an area of substantive interest to them. Research methods and statistics coursework and completion of an independent research project appropriate for submission for publication are further requirements; areas of concentration allow further focus in clinical and developmental psychology and other related fields of interest. The Clinical & Developmental Research Track is well-suited for students whose interests include developing expertise in conducting clinical or developmental research and preparing for doctoral studies and eventual careers in academia, research, and other university and clinical settings.

 http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/med_in_child_studies/index.php

Quantitative Methods                                                                                                               

The Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Quantitative Methods (QM) is designed to provide students with strong quantitative methods training for applied research settings. Students for whom the program would have interest and value are those who wish to work in school systems, testing, government, industry, dedicated research institutes, academic settings, medical school research, and other similar applied research settings. Students in this 33-hour program take three required core courses in quantitative methods, one required hour of seminar activity, two required hours of internship activity and seven additional courses, of which one may be a content course (i.e., outside the QM area) and one may be a QM course outside of Psychology and Human Development. 

The program culminates in a semester-long or summer-long internship in which students obtain real-world experience producing data analyses for a public or private organization in Nashville or the broader research community.  Potential employers for such students will partially overlap with the internship settings for the QM Master’s students. A particularly strong research setting in need of such employees are medical school research settings, many of which have dedicated research teams that employ data analytic, measurement, and design experts full-time to work on funded biomedical research projects. Another such setting is the public school system, which has increased needs for data analysis, measurement, and reporting expertise that has multiplied dramatically since the implementation of No Child Left Behind and associated school accountability initiatives.

http://peabody.vanderbilt.edu/departments/psych/med_quantitative_methods/index.php

 

PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas 

We are currently considering applicants for Ph.D. study in Experimental Psychology at University of Nevada, Las Vegas in the Auditory Cognitive Development Lab/Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience Lab. We are particularly eager to find a graduate student interested in working on a funded, multi-lab project examining links between musicality and misophonia in childhood and adulthood, using behavioral and physiological measures (EEG and facial EMG). Across both labs we have facilities supporting adult and child behavioral paradigms (perceptual judgment, sensory-motor synchronization), infant perception (looking time procedures), adult and child electrophysiology (high-density EEG recordings), and transcranial magnetic and electrical brain stimulation and compatible EEG. We address questions about music perception (especially rhythm and beat processing), music acquisition and enculturation during child development, comparisons between music and language, auditory memory, and auditory scene analysis. Interested potential applicants with appropriate qualifications (bachelor’s or master’s degree in Psychology, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or other related disciplines) are encouraged to visit the ACDL and ACNL web sites for further information about our research, or email the lab directors (erin.hannon@unlv.edu <mailto:erin.hannon@unlv.edu>, joel.snyder@unlv.edu <mailto:joel.snyder@unlv.edu>) with any questions, and apply directly to the UNLV graduate school. For more information on UNLV, the Ph.D. program, and each lab, please see links below. 

UNLV Grad School: http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege <http://www.unlv.edu/graduatecollege>
UNLV Experimental/Psychological and Brain Sciences Ph.D. program: http://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental <http://www.unlv.edu/psychology/graduateprograms/phd-experimental>

ACDL: https://faculty.unlv.edu/ehannon/ <https://faculty.unlv.edu/ehannon/>

ACNL: http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder <http://faculty.unlv.edu/jsnyder>

 

Getting into Psych Grad School:  A Panel for BIPOC Students, recording

Getting into Psych Grad School:  A Panel for BIPOC Students

You can now watch a recording of this panel here.

For more information our panelists are pleased to answer your questions.  If you do so on Twitter, others may benefit from their responses!

Brianna Baker (@BriannaABaker) is in the Counseling Program at Columbia University.  

Dr. Jocelyn Carter (@DrJSmithCarter) is in Department of Psychology in the clinical area at DePaul University

Dr. Kevin Chapman (@drkchap) is at the Kentucky Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders

Dr. Shauna Cooper (@DrShaunaCooper) is in Department of Psychology in the developmental area at UNC Chapel Hill.

Dr. Celeste Malone (@cmonique1023) is in school psychology program in the Department of Education at Howard University.

Also, for more information on the resources discussed in the panel, please see the links below:

List of Diversity Recruitment Programs:  https://z.umn.edu/diversitypsygradweekends

University of Pittsburgh Hot Metal Bridge program:https://www.asgraduate.pitt.edu/hot-metal-bridge-post-bac-program

 

PhD and MA Psychology, Brandeis University 

Applications are open for the PhD and MA programs in Psychology at Brandeis University.

Deadlines: MA program has rolling admissions until May 15, but first admission offers are made to applicants who have applied by February 1.

Located in the greater Boston area (Waltham, MA, just 10 miles from downtown Boston), we offer graduate training in a mentorship-based research program. The Master of Arts program provides students with an understanding of the scientific foundations of psychology and direct experience in research methods. Our doctoral program develops excellent researchers and teachers who will become leaders in psychological science. The PhD program offers a track in the integrated study of Brain, Body, and Behavior, funded by a NIGMS training grant.

Information on our programs is available here:

http://www.brandeis.edu/departments/psych/

Potential applicants are encouraged to contact faculty of interest, as not all will be mentoring MA and PhD students in any given year. Faculty are conducting research in the following areas:

Berry, Anne (PhD & MA mentor)

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems 

Expertise: cognitive neuroscience, executive function, neuromodulator systems (dopamine, acetylcholine), aging

Cunningham, Joseph (MA mentor)

Professor of Psychology, Undergraduate Advising Head

Expertise: Clinical and developmental psychology, nonverbal communication, emotional development, and gender differences.

DiZio, Paul, (PhD & MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Human spatial orientation, posture and balance, movement control and coordination, sensory-motor adaptation, motor development, multi-sensory interactions, space perception, space flight physiology, human factors in virtual environments, motion sickness, and brain-computer interaction.

Gutchess, Angela (PhD & MA mentor)

Graduate Program Head, Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Neural and behavioral effects of age and culture on memory and social cognition.

Gutsell, Jennifer (PhD & MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems 

Expertise: Social and affective neuroscience, person perception, interpersonal sensitivity/empathy, intergroup interactions.

Howard, James (PhD & MA mentor)
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise: reward, learning, and decision-making in humans, using neuroimaging, associative learning tasks, computational modeling, and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand how the human brain encodes information about upcoming rewards to guide decisions. Understanding how prefrontal circuits function in concert with sensory and thalamic networks to support behavior dependent on representations of specific rewarding outcomes

Jadhav, Shantanu (PhD & MA mentor)

Assistant Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: systems neuroscience, neural mechanisms for learning, memory, and decision making, rodent models.

Katz, Donald, Department Chair (PhD & MA mentor)

Professor of Psychology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Neural dynamics of gustatory perception and learning.

Knight, Raymond (PhD & MA mentor)

Expertise: Clinical psychology and experimental psychopathology, with specific expertise in psychopathy, sexual aggression, and bullying.

Lachman, Margie (PhD & MA mentor)

Minnie and Harold Fierman Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Life-span development, midlife, aging, sense of control, adult personality, memory, health-promoting behaviors, and intervention research to improve cognitive and physical functioning.

Lackner, James (PhD & MA mentor)

Meshulam and Judith Riklis Professor of Physiology and of the Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise: Spatial orientation, human movement control, and adaptation to unusual force environments.

Liu, Xiaodong, Masters Program Coordinator (MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Applied statistics: linear and non-linear multi-level modeling / Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM), Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), General & Generalized Linear Modeling, and longitudinal data analysis. Child development: factors (at individual, familial, communal, & cultural levels) related to child psychological adjustment (internalizing & externalizing) and school performance.

Mitchell, Teresa Vann (MA mentor)

Lecturer in Psychology

Expertise: Effects of age and experience on development, deafness, autism spectrum disorder, eye tracking and EEG techniques.

Sekuler, Robert (PhD & MA mentor)

Louis and Frances Salvage Professor of Psychology and Professor of Neuroscience

Expertise: Visual perception, cognitive processes including visual memory, navigation of complex environments, imitation of seen actions, and age-related changes in cognitive function.

Snyder, Hannah R. (PhD & MA mentor)

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Expertise:  Links between executive function, stress and psychopathology (especially anxiety and depression) in adolescents and young adults.

Wingfield, Arthur.  (MA mentor) 

Senior Scientist, Department of Psychology and Volen National Center for Complex Systems

Expertise:  Effects of adult aging and auditory acuity on speech understanding and linguistic memory; cognitive factors in adaptation to cochlear implants and other novel perturbations of natural speech.

Wright, Ellen J.  (MA mentor)

Associate Professor of Psychology

Expertise: Connections between developmental processes, aspects of gender, and emotion regulation as those processes impact depression, anxiety, and stress.

 

Human Development and Family Science, Penn State

Penn State’s graduate program in Human Development and Family Studies is accepting graduate students for the Fall 2021 academic year.  Our outstanding graduate program has been ranked # 1 in a survey of HDFS graduate programs in North America. Our continuing mission is to serve as a leader in our field and to guide and strengthen developmental science and education.

Our graduate program includes six core areas of focus:

Themes common to all of these areas include health and well-being, by advancing the understanding of factors that promote or undermine mental health, physical health, and  health-risking behaviors such as substance abuse, obesity, and risky sexual behavior; diversity and health disparities, reflecting our priorities in studying individuals and families from diverse, under-represented backgrounds,  innovative methods and design, supporting the continued development, application, and dissemination of cutting-edge statistical methods and research design, and translating research into sustainable practice, advancing our tradition of translating developmental and family science into practice and policy.

Our program provides leading education and training in HDFS by making use of College and University-sponsored research-to-practice and research-to-policy initiatives, and collaborations with College research centers, including the Center for Healthy Aging, the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network, the Center for Child Obesity Research, and the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center.

If you, would like to learn more about the HDFS graduate program, please request additional information.

 

MS in Quantitative Economics, University of Pittsburgh

MQE graduates meet employer demand for well-rounded individuals who can bring economic insights and strategic thinking to data science equipped with skill in: 

  • economic modeling and intuition
  • data science and econometrics
  • analytic storytelling and communications

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GRE not required. Deadline is March 15, 2021.

MQE is an eight-month STEM degree with career services at the  intersection of economics and data science.

 

PhD Studentship in the Educational Psychology Program, University of Alabama College of Education 

The University of Alabama invites applications for its Ph.D. Educational Psychology Program (https://education.ua.edu/programs/bep/phd/). Full funding and tuition remission is available to qualified students. The Educational Psychology Ph.D. Program consists of human development, learning & motivation, and educational neuroscience tracks with an optional concentration in educational neuroscience (additional information available here: http://edneuro.ua.edu/). Starting students select one of these tracks depending on their interests and plans for future research. We are looking for students who are interested in studying cognitive, affective, and neural mechanisms of learning and exploring educational implications in one or more domains relevant to education (e.g., mathematics learning & cognition, language development and processing, reading, & bilingualism, gesture, moral development, motivation & affect, cognitive and behavioral disorders). Students from diverse disciplines (e.g., education, cognitive science, neuroscience, learning sciences, STEM fields, psychology, computer science) and backgrounds (esp. women and historically underrepresented minorities) are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  *   Bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., education, cognitive science, neuroscience, psychology, STEM fields)
  *   Interest in conducting interdisciplinary research that incorporates methods and perspectives from education, brain, and/or cognitive sciences
  *   Interest in educational applications broadly defined
  *   Ability to work with students and faculty in a variety of disciplines
  *   Strong quantitative and programming skills
  *   Strong writing and communication skills

Program Faculty & Research Areas
(All faculty open to accepting qualified Ph.D. students)
Dr. Hyemin Han<http://seed.ua.edu/> - Educational neuroscience, social neuroscience, social development, positive psychology, computational simulations, educational interventions

Dr. Laura Morett<http://nerdlab.ua.edu/> - Gesture, language and literacy, developmental cognitive neuroscience, autism spectrum disorder, bilingualism, embodied cognition, eye-tracking, EEG/ERP, fNIRS
Dr. Jason Scofield<http://scofield.people.ua.edu/abcd-research-lab.html> - Child development, cognitive development, language development

Dr. Firat Soylu <http://elden.ua.edu/> - Educational & cognitive neuroscience, mathematical cognition, STEM learning, embodied cognition, EEG/ERP, fMRI
Dr. Macarena Suarez Pellicioni<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=fdmg8PMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao> - Educational neuroscience, mathematical cognition, child development, learning, fMRI, ERPs

Dr. David Walker<http://ethicaldevelopment.ua.edu/> - Moral psychology & decision making, social & character development

Start Date: August 2021

Location: The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a city of approximately 100,000 residents in west central Alabama. Aside from hosting the winningest football team in the Southeastern Conference (Roll Tide!), Tuscaloosa offers a low cost of living and Southern hospitality and charm complemented by a vibrant downtown with a variety of restaurants and family-owned shops, a farmer's market, an outdoor amphitheater, and a folk art center and festival.  Proximity to several state parks, the Appalachian Mountains, and the Gulf Shore provide numerous opportunities for recreational activities including hiking, mountain biking, trail running, spelunking, fishing, and camping. Nearby cities include Birmingham (< 1 hr.), Atlanta (3 hrs.), Chattanooga (3 hrs.), Nashville (3.5 hrs.), Memphis (4 hrs.), and New Orleans (4 hrs.).

Application Process: Please apply online at http://graduate.ua.edu/prospects/application/. A letter of application, curriculum vita, unofficial transcript of all coursework, and three reference letters are required to complete the online application process. For admission for 2021-2022, the requirement to submit GRE and TOEFL scores (for international applicants) has been waived. You should select "Educational Psychology" as your intended major and indicate which track you are interested in your letter of application. Review of applications will continue until April 15, 2021. Applicants seeking a graduate assistantship or a fellowship are encouraged to apply by December 15. Please contact Dr. Firat Soylu (fsoylu@ua.edu<mailto:fsoylu@ua.edu>), program coordinator, or faculty of interest if you have any questions.

 

PhD Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University 

The Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (CLPS) at Brown University invites qualified applicants to apply to our Ph.D. programs for the 2021-2022 academic year. Located in Providence, Rhode Island -- a vibrant, affordable city close to Boston and New York -- Brown University offers interdisciplinary training in developmental science in state-of-the-art facilities. Successful applicants are guaranteed five years of full tuition, stipend, summer funding, and research and travel support.
 
The following faculty are available to train graduate students:

  • Daphna Buchsbaum  studies how children, as well as adults and non-human animals (such as dogs) develop a sophisticated understanding of both the physical and social world from relatively sparse and ambiguous information. http://www.cocodevlab.com/
  • Roman Feiman studies conceptual development, language acquisition, and experimental semantics and pragmatics. His focus is on compositional meaning in language and thought. https://sites.brown.edu/bltlab/  

  • James Morgan investigates cognitive and environmental underpinnings of early language acquisition, with particular focus on speech perception and spoken word recognition.  http://babies.brown.edu/

  • David Sobel examines the development of reasoning and social cognition in both formal and informal learning environments. Topics of interest include causal and scientific reasoning, children's social cognition, selective learning, and learning from parent-child interaction. https://www.brown.edu/research/labs/causality-and-mind/

The CLPS department is home to several cutting-edge methodologies. Resources include:

  • Eye tracking and 3D manual reach tracking
  • Mobile infant laboratory for community testing
  • Strong connections with Providence Children’s Museum for on-site research and dissemination

For more information about the CLPS graduate program or to apply go to http://www.brown.edu/Departments/CLPS/graduate

 

PhD Applied Developmental Science, Colorado State University 

Doctoral training in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University is pleased to share information about our PhD program in Applied Developmental Science (https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/hdfs/programs-and-degrees/ph-d-in-applied-developmental-science/). Established in 2009, this doctoral program in Applied Developmental Science offers graduate training in research and its application to issues that affect the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. Doctoral students with interest in neurodevelopmental conditions can choose a specialization in “Risk, Resilience, and Developmental Psychopathology,” which includes a variety of opportunities for mentorship by experts in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Click here to learn more about current Applied Developmental Science student activities, and click here to learn about recent alumni.

The following mentors with expertise in IDD are accepting new students for Fall 2021:

Deborah Fidler

Lisa Daunhauer

Susan Hepburn

Potentially interested students can contact our Applied Developmental Science program head, Dr. Lauren Shomaker, at lauren.shomaker@colostate.edu or any faculty member in our department for questions regarding our program, funding opportunities, and ongoing research projects.

 

Developmental Science, UMass Amherst 

Our multidisciplinary Developmental Science training program at UMass Amherst focuses on integrative and translational research that uses a diverse range of methodologies spanning behavioral, clinical, neuroscience, advanced statistical, and applied techniques. We have collaborative relationships with the Neuroscience and Behavior Program, the Center for Research on Families, the Rudd Adoption Research Program, and have launched the Healthy Development Initiative in Springfield, MA. Our program also leads the broader, cross-department and college Developmental Science Initiative. https://www.umass.edu/pbs/research/centers-and-institutes

We are strongly committed to the support and promotion of diversity in our programs and community. We are part of an outstanding multi-institution Five College Consortium, in a culturally rich region of New England that is surrounded by natural beauty as well as being close to major urban areas.  https://www.umass.edu/pbs/diversityhttps://www.fivecolleges.edu/https://www.visitma.com/regions-towns/western-massachusetts/

To learn more about potential faculty mentors for graduate studies:  https://www.umass.edu/pbs/graduate/developmental-science

Prospective students also are invited to explore our research labs and centers, learn more about our training program, and inquire about our network of excellent training resources on campus.   https://www.umass.edu/pbs/research/developmental-science

Application information:  https://www.umass.edu/pbs/graduate/how-apply

Inquiries: Kirby Deater-Deckard, kdeaterdeck@umass.edu

 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology Graduate Programs 

Please find attached promotional flyers for the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology graduate programs: MA-Psychological Research (MAPR), MS-Human Factors (MSHF), and MS-Industrial/Organizational Psychology (MSIO).  Information regarding our Fall 2021 application to these programs may be found via the interactive links at the bottom of the flyers.  Note: We will not be requiring the General GREs for Fall 2021 consideration. 

​GPS program includes:

  • Departmental visits with faculty members, administrators and graduate/professional students
  • Workshops regarding essential Graduate/Professional school components
  • Meals according to the GPS schedule
  • Hotel accommodation at the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus
  • Up to a $300 honorarium (Honorarium may be used to recoup some or all of your expense for travel to Ohio State for GPS; students from local [Columbus area] universities are not eligible for this honorarium)

 

New Clinical Psychology Program, University of California, Irvine

The University of California at Irvine, Department of Psychological Science will be accepting applications this fall for a new concentration in Clinical Psychology to begin September 2021. The Clinical Ph.D. concentration will offer training guided by a clinical science model to prepare future leaders for careers as clinical scholars and mental health care leaders. 

The Department of Psychological Science has existing areas in Development, Health, Social and Personality Psychology, and Affective Science. Students are also able to work with faculty from within these concentrations whose work has relevance to clinical science.

Students will gain from the interdisciplinary orientation of the School of Social Ecology with faculty/programs in UCI’s Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Law, Education, Social Sciences, Biological Sciences, Arts, and Engineering, and UCI’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Science and the Institute for Memory Impairment and Neurological Disorders. Training will feature a close partnership with Psychiatry and Human Behavior as well as community mental health agencies. Additionally, the School of Social Ecology houses the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience Research, the Center for Psychology and Law, and the Newkirk Center for Science and Society, and UCI’s Campus Center for Neuroimaging. In addition to these educational and research resources, as well as being consistently ranked as a top 10 public university by US News and World Report, the UCI campus is located between Los Angeles and San Diego, and is just minutes from the Pacific ocean.

Core clinical faculty include:

Jessica Borelli, PhD (developmental psychopathology, attachment, emotion, prevention of mental health problems in children and adolescents)
Susan Charles, PhD (emotional processes across the adult life span, subjective experience and cognitive processes, health and emotion)
Kate Kuhlman, PhD (developmental psychopathology, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, early life stress, and adolescent depression)
Elizabeth Martin, PhD and Interim Director of Clinical Training (emotion and social functioning in individuals with psychosis and psychosis-risk)
Daniel Nation, PhD (clinical neuropsychology)
Ray Novaco, PhD (anger, violence, stress, trauma, and interventions)
Stephen Schueller, PhD (clinical psychology, depression, mHealth, technology, implementation science, treatment and prevention, positive psychology)
Jason Schiffman, PhD (identification and prevention of early psychosis among individuals at clinical high-risk). (Joining the faculty as Director of Clinical Training fall of 2021)
Alyson Zalta, PhD (clinical psychology, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, resilience, treatment & prevention)

The program will prepare students for a broad range of high-demand careers. These include university faculty positions and research tracks; positions in behavioral medicine and health psychology in medical schools and healthcare organizations; positions as clinical psychologists in public- and private-sector mental health facilities; positions in forensic psychology; and applied research positions in companies, organizations, and programs that address mental health.

As a minority serving institution, UCI is committed to attracting doctoral students who can help meet the mental health needs of a racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse population. We seek to attract a diverse applicant pool to increase student diversity and diversity in clinical psychology more broadly. 

Notably, following the American Psychological Association’s timeline for accreditation, our program will likely have obtained accreditation status before the graduation of our inaugural class (i.e., students can expect to graduate from an APA accredited program).

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Martin, PhD, Interim Director of Clinical Training at emartin8@uci.edu.

 

New Certification Available in Occupational Therapy, University of Pittsburgh 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) officially announced that its Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program is the first graduate program in the nation to attain the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Program of Merit Health Professions (POM) designation. The program is also the first rehabilitation and occupational therapy program in the U.S. to be awarded this distinction.  

Each of the OTD program’s spring 2020 graduates will receive a POM certificate. This will continue for all OTD students graduating over the next five years, until the OTD program’s next review in June 2025. 

 

Master of Arts Degree, Case Western Reserve University 

We have a new program at the Department of Psychological Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. The program is an applied developmental master’s degree. Students interested in working with very young children would be ideal for this program. There is partial funding for competitive applicants.  Here is the website link: https://psychsciences.case.edu/ma-in-developmental-psychology-with-an-ea...
  
For individuals in Ohio, they will eligible for an Early Intervention Services Certificate (Developmental Specialist) through the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities.  

Applications are being accepted at a rolling basis.  For inquiries please contact Dr. Elizabeth J. Short:  ejs3@case.edu

 

M.S. in Psychology, Saint Joseph's University

The Department of Psychology at Saint Joseph’s University grants a Master of Science degree in Psychology. The program is offered in two formats, as either a traditional two-year program or as a combined 5-year B.S./M.S. program.

Philosophy
The Saint Joseph’s University graduate program in psychology offers students a general curriculum of study emphasizing experimental psychology. The program is designed to complement the strengths and interests of the present psychology faculty and facilities and reflects the current state of the discipline of psychology. It consists of a traditional and academically oriented forty-eight credit curriculum and requires the successful completion of a qualifying comprehensive examination and an empirical thesis project. The program is designed for successful completion over two academic years.

Degree Requirements (48 credits)
Requirements for the Master of Science degree are divided into four major components:

  1. core and content courses;
  2. research, which includes independent research and attendance at departmental colloquia;
  3. a comprehensive examination to be taken during the fourth semester; and
  4. a Master’s Thesis.

Courses

  1. Common core (8 credits)
    1. All students are required to take Advanced Research Methods, Advanced Statistical Methods, and Advanced Statistical Methods II.
  2. Content courses (24 credits) 
    1. Students elect to take an additional six content courses. These courses include offerings in Abnormal Psychology (child), Abnormal Psychology (adult), Animal Learning and Behavior, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Emotion, Health Psychology (child), Health Psychology (adult), Neuropsychology, and Social Psychology.
  3. Research component (16 credits) 
    1. The research component is comprised of two directed studies in which students work closely with their faculty mentor on their area of research interest and two master’s thesis courses.

Comprehensive Examination and Master’s Thesis
Completion of a comprehensive examination is required of second-year students and all students conduct an empirically based master’s thesis. All students work closely with their mentor and become immersed in a specialty area. The comprehensive exam and thesis facilitate the transition for those students interested in pursuing doctoral-level education.

 

Michigan Program in Survey Methodology 

University of Michigan’s Program in Survey Methodology (MPSM)

What is survey methodology?

Survey Methodology is an interdisciplinary field applying insights from Statistics, Math, Data Science, Psychology, Human-Computer Interaction and Sociology among other fields to the measurement of public opinion, voter preference, consumer satisfaction, consumer sentiment, public health, unemployment, and so on. The Michigan Program in Survey Methodology offers MS and PhD degrees that emphasize either the statistical, social or data science aspects of the field.  

 

Guide to Graduate Programs in Forensic and Legal Psychology 

This is the 4th edition of the guide. It lists current graduate programs in forensic and legal psychology. Programs are listed alphabetically by degree type: doctoral programs (Ph.D. and Psy.D.), joint programs (Ph.D./J.D., Psy.D./J.D., J.D./M.A., Ph.D./M.L.S.), and masters-level programs. Each program is described using the same categories (department information, student applications/admissions, financial information/assistance, research, internship/practica, employment of department graduates, and any other additional information) to help prospective students make informed choices about graduate training and education in psychology and law. All information or lack of information was reported by the school themselves and was not gleaned by the originators of the guide from publically available sources.

The 1st edition of this guide was produced by Dr. Garret Berman and students. The 2nd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Betsy Aderhold and Jenna Boulas, at Creighton University. The 3rd edition was revised by Dr. Matthew Huss, with assistance from Jared Ruchensky. In addition, the members of the Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee gave valuable feedback on an earlier version of the guide. Teaching, Training, and Careers Committee Members: Nadja Schreiber (Chair), Alana Cook (Past Chair), Jonathan Golding, Jessi Hart, Derek Hess, Melinda Wolbransky, and Apryl Alexander.

 

Doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology, Point Park University 

Point Park University’s Clinical-Community Psychology program offers a Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology with a special focus on the principles and practices of Community Psychology. Clinical Psychology is a subfield of psychology that is concerned with nurturing mental health and well-being. Community Psychology is focused on social and cultural influences on personal well-being, which include research and engagement at the community level to remedy unnecessary human suffering. Our program, therefore, teaches a clinical approach to psychology that emphasizes better understanding the role of socio-cultural factors in mental health and well-being, including the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental illness. Ultimately, our program’s approach is one that seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, groups and communities through clinical practices, research, and community intervention. The program is accredited on contingency by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. 

 

University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program 

Considering a career in health? Planning to attend graduate school? With Pitt Public Health’s accelerated bachelor’s/master’s program, you can reach your goals sooner.
Motivated students with the appropriate undergraduate coursework can earn both degrees in just five years—saving a full year of time and thousands of dollars in tuition.
Apply to the accelerated program in your third year and take graduate courses in your fourth year. You’ll participate fully in the graduate school experience:

  • developing new skills with advanced coursework inleadership, communication, planning, and analysis
  • gaining experience in applying evidence-based approachesto public health through a practicum project or field internship
  • working with world-class researchers to understand andsolve vital, real-world problems

Graduate school is both challenging and rewarding.  And with the accelerated program, a master’s degree can be closer than you think.

For additional information contact Pitt Public Health's Office of Student Affairs at stuaff@pitt.edu

 

Michigan State University, Communicative Sciences and Disorders, PhD

Applications are invited for a funded PhD position in Communicative Sciences and Disorders at Michigan State University. The position will likely begin in Fall 2020 (though start date is flexible) and will be under the mentorship of Dr. Courtney Venker, a speech-language pathologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.Dr. Venker directs the Lingo Lab (https://lingolab.msu.edu/), an active research lab focused on language development in children with autism. One line of work (supported by NIH R21 DC016102) investigates how children with autism use auditory and visual information to learn the meanings of words. Another line of work investigates the most beneficial ways for adults to simplify their speech when talking to young children with language delays, including those with autism. The lab uses a variety of methods, including experimental eye-tracking tasks, behavioral coding of parent-child interactions, standardized language and cognitive assessments, and survey methodology. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand how to best support language development in children with language-learning difficulties.

Michigan State University is home to the Center for Research in Autism, Intellectual, and other Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (C-RAIND) and offers unique opportunities for co-mentorship from faculty in Psychology, Education, Communication, Linguistics, and Human Development and Family Studies. 

The ideal candidate will be a bright, curious, committed student with a strong academic record and research-oriented career goals.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Education, Linguistics, or a related discipline
  • Prior research experience
  • Experience (and interest) in interacting with young children
  • Master’s degree and clinical certification in speech-language pathology (CCC-SLP) are preferred but not required

To Apply: Email Dr. Venker at cvenker@msu.edu, with “PhD Student Position” in the subject line. Please include:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter (no longer than 1 page) describing relevant skills and experiences and long-term career goals
  • Names of 3 academic and/or clinical professionals who can speak to the applicant’s potential for success in the program

 

Early Intervention, University of Pittsburgh School of Education

The Early Intervention area of concentration in the Special Education Program focuses on young children with disabilities (ages birth to five) and their families. As a field, early intervention promotes the following benefits in this population:

  • Maximizes the developmental potential of young children to eventually live independently in society
  • Reduces the overall cost of educational services through prevention and attenuation
  • Enhances the capabilities of families to meet the needs of their children

The Early Intervention program prepares practitioners in the assessment and educational programming of young children with disabilities. Emphasis is placed on working in partnership with families and collaborating with professionals from other disciplines who also provide services to these young children. The program incorporates material about the wide-variety of program types in which young children are served. Natural and other inclusive environments are stressed.

Graduates obtain positions in as developmental specialists in home-based infant/toddler early intervention, teachers and itinerants in preschool special education, behavior specialist consultants in the behavioral health center, and other locations where children with disabilities are served (e.g., clinics).

 

Industrial/Organizational Psychology Master's Program, La Salle University

La Salle University’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology (IOP) Master’s Program is accepting students for Fall 2019 semester. The La Salle IOP Program in Philadelphia, PA prepares students for this growing field and a bright future in the business world. Students will be trained to deal with many organizational issues which require a unique set of knowledge and skills.  Included in this are selection, performance appraisal and training.

The program was developed by the guidelines of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the curriculum offered to our students satisfies SIOP guidelines in order that our graduates will be competitively prepared for their career.

For more information or to apply, go to: www.lasalle.edu/gradiop

 

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, PhD

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, our new Ph.D. program in Educational Studies focuses on the design and development of interventions to improve academic outcomes for a variety of groups of children. Faculty within the program have a wide range of interests and expertise, including academic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics, development of executive function, dual language learners, and promotion of positive behavior outcomes. 

 

IO Psychology Master's Program, Hofstra University

Hofstra's industrial/organizational psychology master's program prepares students for careers in such areas as human resources, training, management and organization development, in which they can apply psychological principles to problems that arise in a wide variety of organization settings. It is also designed to enhance the careers of professionals who work in these areas by teaching them to apply psychology to issues that develop in their organizations. Research design, statistics and psychology provide the foundation for advanced study in selection training, performance appraisal, worker motivation and organization development. The curriculum is strengthened by an internship sequence that provides on-site, supervised experience working on applied projects in business and public agencies.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

 

University of Delaware, College of Education & Human Development

Join us at the University of Delaware and become an integral part of collaborative research teams dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth, and families. Learn how to generate, translate, and share research to make a difference.

Our strong faculty are eager to mentor students who are motivated to work on projects that promote school and life success. Our faculty hold grants from NIH, NSF, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and private foundations.

We support students in good standing for 5 years of study and prepare them to become leaders in their fields. Highlights of our PhD program in Education with a specialty in Learning Sciences include:

  • Our focus is interdisciplinary, bridging education with cognitive science, psychology, and human development. We draw from courses all over the University to equip our graduates with an understanding of how to engender deep learning.
  • We focus on many areas: STEM learning, language, cognitive, and numerical development, learning disabilities, and the use of technology and media in education.
  • We study how learning takes place outside the classroom. Some faculty are involved in bringing learning science to places like supermarkets, homes, museums, and after school programs.
  • Students develop a rich methodological toolkit for designing investigations related to learning and instruction and assessing outcomes of educational interventions.

Graduates of the learning sciences are in demand! They obtain positions at colleges and universities as well as at research, development, and policy agencies.

For more information, visit www.education.udel.edu/doctoral/phd/LS/

Questions? Interested in applying? Contact Dr. Jordan or Dr. Golinkoff. Please also get in touch if you would like to meet at the upcoming CDS meeting in Portland. Many of our current and former students and fellows will be presenting.

Dr. Nancy Jordan: njordan@udel.edu | Dr. Roberta Golinkoff: roberta@udel.edu 

Deadlines vary by program.

 

Experimental Psychology MS Program

The primary goal of our program is to prepare students to be competitive for admittance into a Ph.D. program or for direct entry into research-intensives jobs.

Program Overview
All students complete 36 hours of coursework, or 3 classes per semester, for two years. Our program is organized like most doctoral programs. We have a small number of graduate students who work one on one with faculty. All students begin working with a faculty member by the end of their first semester. Students pursuing a thesis degree develop a thesis proposal in their second semester, and collect data and defend their thesis by the end of their second year. Students pursuing the non-thesis degree work in one or more faculty laboratories as part of their research coursework, developing skills in data collection, data management and analysis. This work culminates either in a literature review or data visualization project at the end of their second year. The non-thesis option with the Data Visualization and Analysis concentration leads to conferral of the MS, plus the specialist certificate in Data Visualization and Analysis. See below for additional information for all options.

For more information can be found on the website.

 

POST-GRADUATE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

3 Full-time Research Coordinator Positions, University of GeorgiaNew Posting

I am looking to hire 3 new full-time research coordinators to work on grants in the Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia. I was hoping you might be able to help spread the word to anyone looking for a postbacc job. These positions are perfect for individuals looking to become more competitive before applying for clinical psychology or neuroscience PhD programs. 

The coordinator will be responsible for day-to-day project duties, such as recruitment, clinical interviewing, neuropsychological testing, administering MRI scans, EEG acquisition, acquiring fluid biomarkers, data management, and data processing. Skills to be learned on the job will be beneficial for grad school preparation  (eg administration of fMRI or EEG tasks and processing/analyzing data, clinical interviewing, statistics, coding in R etc) and the coordinator will have opportunities to publish papers/make conference presentations to become more competitive for grad school. Salary is $40k per year, with an expectation of a minimum 2 year commitment. Start date is flexible, with a range from May to July, 2021. Individuals graduating spring 2021 are eligible to apply.

The first position is funded by R01-MH116039 which supports the Georgia and Illinois Negative Symptom Study (GAINS). This is a multisite study (UGA, Emory, Northwestern) developing and validating novel next-generation negative symptom assessment tools specifically designed for youth at clinical high risk for psychosis, including a clinical symptom interview (the negative symptom inventory- psychosis risk), digital phenotyping (eg geolocation, accelerometry, ambient acoustics, ambulatory videos), and social media metrics. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=10071215&icde=53783766&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=1&csb=default&cs=ASC&pball=

The second and third positions are funded by U01-MH124639 which supports the Psychosis Risk Outcomes Network (PRONET). This is a 27 site multinational prospective longitudinal study that evaluates biomarkers and clinical risk factors predicting the development of psychotic disorders in youth meeting criteria for a prodromal syndrome. Methods include clinical assessments, digital phenotyping, natural language processing, neuropsychological tests, MRI, EEG, and fluid based (e.g., saliva, blood) biomarkers. Here is a link to the NIH Reporter study description: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=10093852&icde=53783833&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=2&csb=default&cs=ASC&pball=

Our research is both transphasic (from prodromal to chronic phases of psychotic illness) and transdiagnostic (psychotic and mood disorders). Studies in our lab focus primarily on negative symptoms (eg, anhedonia, avolition, asociality), including phenomenology, etiology, assessment, and treatment. The CAN lab is a productive research environment, with 7 active externally funded grants totaling ~$9.5M and 20+ publications per year. In 2021-2022, the lab will include 2 postdocs, 4 graduate students, 7 full-time employees, and 2-4 undergraduates. Our clinical high-risk for psychosis research is supported by the Georgia Psychiatric Risk Evaluation Program (G-PREP) that provides clinical services to those with emerging mental health conditions within the UGA Department of Psychology. Services are supervised by Dr. Strauss (a licensed clinical psychologist). 

More information about our lab, living in Athens Georgia (a great college town), and the University of Georgia can be found at:  https://ugacanlab.com

and our lab newsletter:  https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/78ca6852-3784-4127-845e-4b106ef2ef86/downloads/UGA%20CANLAB%20Newsletter.pdf?ver=1612378682996

The links to apply for the positions are located here:

  1. GAINS: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/186869
  2. ProNet: https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/187286

Interested individuals can also feel free to email me at gstrauss@uga.edu with any questions.

 

PGH Government Virtual Career + Internship FairNew Posting

Virtual Career Fair for Government Employers

G2U PGH Spring 2021 Government Virtual Career + Internship Fair

Thu, Mar 18 1:00 pm EDT - 4:00 pm EDT

Register here: https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/login?utm_campaign=uni_targeted_emails&ut...

Are you interested in a career in government? Pitt alumni are invited to connect with government employers on Thursday, March 18 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the G2U PGH Spring 2021 Government Virtual Career + Internship Fair, hosted by the University of Pittsburgh and sponsored by Volcker Alliance.

This fair will take place on Handshake and registration is now open. Employers will continue to add their schedules over the coming days, so check back regularly!

Register below to start scheduling sessions with available employers. If you need help setting up your Handshake account, email the Career Center at careers@pitt.edu.

 

 

 

Full-time Research Lab Manager Position, Boston CollegeNew Posting

Faculty at the Boston College Lynch School of Education and Human Development seek a full-time research lab manager for an IES-funded research project examining the role of spatial reasoning in mathematics learning. The project involves administering child assessments and
implementing a math intervention with first graders in the Boston area. The Research Lab Manager will assist with conducting the project in the following ways: (1) acting as the primary liaison with schools and classroom teachers, from making the initial recruiting contacts to scheduling intervention sessions; (2) conducting testing and interventions with children at schools; (3) coordinating a team of students involved in research activities; (4) engaging in data coding and analysis as necessary during the course of the project. The Research Lab Manager will be meeting regularly with the principal investigators to discuss the progress of the project. 

This position will provide broad exposure to developmental and educational research, as well as an opportunity to co-author publications resulting from the project, making it ideal for someone considering doctoral-level training or other research positions. This is a full-time position potentially extending over 4 years during the time period of the grant, starting at $45,000 in the first year.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or higher (in Psychology or Education or other related field); strong interest in children learning and some experience working with children; excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The expected start date: August 1, 2021.

If interested, please email your CV and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Beth Casey (caseyb@bc.edu).

 

Clinical Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical SchoolNew Posting

We are currently looking to hire two clinical research coordinators to assist with three NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, passive sensing of physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents. Research coordinators will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Massachusetts General Hospital. These positions are particularly well suited for individuals seeking to gain research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication.

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must have a bachelor's degree, strong writing and organizational skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required. Psychology, sociology, and premed majors are encouraged to apply, but all are welcome.  Prior research or clinical experience is strongly recommended.

Application information

The start date is Summer 2021. Interested applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV through the following link:

https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ghc/jobdetail.ftl?job=3147559&tz=GMT-05%3A00&tzname=America%2FNew_York

Any questions regarding these positions may be directed to Rachel Levin at rylevin@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Research Assistant, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount  Sinai Language Lab

Description of the Position

The Department of Psychiatry at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, NY is seeking to appoint a research assistant under the supervision of Dr. Cheryl Corcoran, head of the Language Lab and Program Leader in Psychosis Risk (cuemountsinai.org). The Language Lab at Mount Sinai focuses on identifying brain mechanisms that underlie language disturbance and thought disorder in risk states for schizophrenia. This position is available for two years minimum with the option of extension. The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team to assist with various aspects of the research lab including data collection and administrative duties. Experience with adolescents and young adults with psychosis or psychosis-risk is an added advantage.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine and standardized human subjects research using appropriate interview techniques specific to subject matter of the research project, providing support to the Principal Investigator, research faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and other research staff.
  • Assist in the activities related to clinical research including, but not limited to: obtaining informed consent, screening participants for eligibility, administering questionnaires, computer and pen-and-paper tasks, cognitive testing and answering telephone calls.
  • Schedule participants for all visits and coordinate study activities. Follow up regularly with participants to remind them of visits and compliance.
  • Conduct recruitment and screening of potential participants for study eligibility, which may include conducting phone screens, obtaining and reviewing physician referrals, developing advertisements, giving talks, completing and administering questionnaires and assessments/paperwork, and scheduling study visits.
  • Collection and curating of neuroimaging and biological data, and archiving of research data at NIMH. • Track participant visits, study procedures, and assist with regulatory issues. Update tracking logs in an organized, timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain source documents and subject files in accordance with Mount Sinai policies and procedures. Ensure accurate, confidential and complete compilation of data.
  • Compile and organize paperwork regarding vendor payment and processing of invoices paid through the grants. • Organizing and completing necessary paperwork for grant submissions.
  • Preparing and organizing IRB documents, including consent forms and paperwork related to research ethics.
  • Collecting speech samples and self-report questionnaires with research subjects.
  • Tracking progress of the study and data collection.
  • Entry and verification of data into database for statistical analysis.
  • Assisting with manuscript preparation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Opportunities

  • Receive training in clinical assessments and cognitive tests.
  • Observe data collection with clinical populations using EEG.
  • Present research at scientific conferences and co-author manuscripts.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in any area of psychology, neuroscience, clinical science, biomedical sciences, data science, or related fields is required.
  • Master’s degree in any of these fields and/or clinical experience is preferred.
  • Experience with any of the following would be an added advantage: working with individuals with psychosis or psychosis-risk, working with adolescents, grant applications, clinical and neuropsychological assessments, experience with neuroimaging and neurophysiology, familiarity with Microsoft Excel and statistical programs (e.g. SPSS) and coding (e.g. Matlab or Python)
  • The candidate must have strong organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work well with clinical populations; a willingness to tackle complex tasks in an independent manner; and a strong work ethic.

To be considered for this position
Please send the following materials to Shaynna Herrera, PhD (Shaynna.herrera@mssm.edu) and Cheryl Corcoran, MD (Cheryl.corcoran@mssm.edu):
1) Cover letter; 2) CV/resume; 3) Two letters of recommendation; 4) Writing sample of your choice

 

7 Full-time Research Assistant Openings in the CIRCLE Lab at UNC Chapel Hill

We are a vibrant research team at UNC Chapel Hill, led by Drs. Margaret Sheridan and Adam Miller. The Child Imaging Research on Cognition and Life Experiences (CIRCLE) Lab primarily studies the impact of different life experiences on behavior and the developing brain. For more information on our lab and various projects, please see our lab website at circlelab.unc.edu.

We are excited to announce that we have 7 full-time post-bacc research assistant openings in our lab! 

For more information on the breakdown of projects and core responsibilities of each position, please see the tables below. In addition to developing and/or honing their research skills, post-bacc research assistants will have the opportunity to engage in professional development opportunities, such as learning advanced statistical analyses, presenting at conferences and/or contributing to publications, varying upon the individual’s interest and performance. Post-bacc research assistants in our lab have also been historically successful in going onto graduate programs and medical schools of their choice.

To apply, please submit your application at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/188519. Please indicate your preference of the position/project that you would like to be most and second-most considered for in your cover letter. Application review is currently on a rolling basis.

 

Full-time Scientific Programmer at UNC Chapel Hill 

To apply: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/187591

The scientific programmer in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience will develop open-source software for preprocessing and analyzing neuroimaging data and will also play
a key role in training graduate students and research staff in using these tools. Projects will encompass both shared infrastructure (especially – clpipe: https://clpipe.readthedocs.io/en/latest/) and specific scientific projects examining adversity exposure, decision-making, and brain development. The programmer will also have
opportunities to facilitate experimental paradigm implementation, data collection, data analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant submissions.

The scientific programmer would be primarily responsible for developing and maintaining neuroimaging analysis tools for use by members of the Human Neuroimaging Group (HNG)
within the Psychology and Neuroscience Department at UNC http://hngpsych.web.unc.edu. The position would be jointly supervised by Drs. Hallquist, Sheridan, and Miller. Work would
primarily include programming to develop and extend imaging analysis infrastructure for use by many labs. The position would also involve direct work with lab members (graduate
students, research assistants and other postdoctoral fellows) to train others in neuroimaging methods. In addition, the scientific programmer would be responsible for neuroimaging data analysis within specific projects and would have time and be provided resources to pursue independent research.

Educational Requirements

  • M.A. in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computational Biology, Complex Systems, Applied Math,
  • or Computer Science, or related field by time of appointment, or a BA/BS in one these fields
  • plus 3+ years of professional experience in a programming role.

Qualifications and Experience
Scientific Programmer must have experience with neuroimaging research methods, strong computer programming skills, and proficiency in statistical analyses. Experience with neural
data analysis is essential for this position and experience with functional neuroimaging is preferred. Competitive applicants will also have strong foundational programming skills that
support the development of new methods and imaging analysis pipelines. Knowledge of Python, R, and MATLAB are essential. Experience with FSL, AFNI, and fMRIprep are also
desired.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

 

Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania

The Developmental Psychopathology Lab at the University of Iowa (Director: Dr. Isaac Petersen) is looking for a full-time research lab coordinator to assist in research studies examining the mechanisms in the development of externalizing behavior problems (e.g., aggression, conduct problems), self-regulation, and school readiness in young children, with special emphasis on neural mechanisms (EEG/ERP). The current lab coordinator was just admitted to a Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology! Responsibilities include participant recruitment and retention, scheduling, conducting batteries of neural and behavioral testing with children, data management and analysis, coordination of research assistants, and performing other research and administrative tasks as coordinator of the research team. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in psychology or a related discipline, substantial research or work experience with young children, and experience using software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access. Experience with EEG/ERP is desirable but not required. Experience with computer software such as REDCap, R, and E-Prime is desirable but not required. We are looking for someone who can commit to the position for 2 years. The initial appointment will be for one year beginning in Summer 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a 2nd year depending on performance and available funding.

To apply, please fill out the online application (including resume/CV, a letter of interest, and transcripts) at the following link: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_4SFCZbFsJKT1GCx

For more information about the position, see the attached job posting (https://psychology.uiowa.edu/developmental-psychopathology-lab/hiring), or contact: devpsy-lab@uiowa.edu

 

Full-time Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, University of Pennsylvania

NOW HIRING RESEARCH COORDINATOR/LAB MANAGER FOR SUMMER 2021

Full-time position in the Department of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania: The Boundaries of Anxiety and Depression Lab is seeking a full-time research coordinator to manage the daily activities of the lab and assist with all stages of clinical research. Our research focuses on normal and abnormal experiences of worry, anxiety, depression, and stress, with particular emphasis on predicting and explaining the co-occurrence of anxiety and depressive disorders. The candidate will work directly with Professor Ayelet Ruscio in planning and overseeing a variety of research projects in our dynamic and supportive lab. Responsibilities include: participant recruitment and screening, data collection (including conducting clinical interviews), data management and analysis, literature reviews, assisting with manuscript and grant preparation, and coordinating the work of undergraduate research assistants in the lab. The candidate will have a meaningful role in designing and carrying out clinical studies and will receive mentoring and opportunities for professional development. Interested individuals will have the chance to learn advanced statistical skills, co-author publications, present at conferences, and pursue research of their own design. This is an ideal position for graduating seniors who would like to strengthen their preparation and competitiveness for graduate school in clinical psychology or a related field. For more information about our lab, please see http://web.sas.upenn.edu/ruscio-lab/.

Qualifications:

We seek a highly conscientious, organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated individual who will have a Bachelor’s degree by August 2021. Majoring in psychology, previous research experience, and knowledge of SPSS are a plus, but not required. We look forward to working with a candidate who enjoys learning, is enthusiastic and hardworking, and is committed to pursuing graduate study in psychology or a related field. A 2-year commitment is preferred, ideally beginning in June or July 2021. To apply, please submit a cover letter, a vita/resume, and contact information for at least two references.

Please send application materials and any inquiries to Auburn Stephenson (auburnst@sas.upenn.edu).

 

Full-time Research Associate, University of Delaware

Research Associate I

Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation, University of Delaware

The Center for Health Assessment Research and Translation (CHART) at the University of Delaware (udel.edu/chart) is looking for a full-time research associate to assist our research faculty and scientists in carrying out grant-funded research projects. The Center aims to improve the quality of healthcare and quality of life for individuals with chronic conditions by improving patient assessment tools and practices. In particular, our team of psychologists and psychometricians studies the science and practice of outcomes measurement. CHART is funded through grants from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, and private foundations.

Major responsibilities include (as applicable to the projects assigned):

  1. Conduct Patient Interviews
    1. Conduct phone interviews and/or in-person data collection, as appropriate
    2. Ensure standardized procedures are followed
  1. Develop Study Procedures:
  1. Prepare and submit IRB applications, continuations, and amendments
  2. Develop recruitment, recordkeeping, tracking, communication, and data collection procedures for studies as assigned
  3. Assist with creating manuals of procedures for specified projects
  4. Prepare and assemble project briefing books for communicating with collaborators and study sponsors
  1. Data Management:
    1. Assist in developing and testing data collection platform (in REDCap or similar) for studies
    2. Monitor subject accrual and report to study team members
    3. Develop and implement audit processes to review data quality and human subjects compliance
  2. Code Qualitative Data from Human Subjects Interviews
  3. Assist in Writing and Preparing Manuscripts, Posters, Website Materials, and other Publications
  4. Assist in Grant Preparation and Planning, Including Writing Grant Text

Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in psychology or related field
  • Minimum of one year previous research experience
  • Excellent oral communication skills (research interview experience preferred)
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Ability to take direction and then work independently
  • Good facility with technology
  • Professional demeanor when interacting with participants and collaborators

QQualified candidates should send a cover letter and résumé/CV to:  Jerry Slotkin, Ph.D., CHART Assistant Director, by e-mail at slotkinj@udel.edu.

 

Maggie's Place AmeriCorps 

Maggie's Place, was founded in 2000, and provides life-changing programs and services for pregnant and parenting women and their children by offering a warm and welcoming community, a safe place to live and learn, and on-going services to help them become self-sufficient. 

Throughout the year we seek individuals who are interested in serving with Maggie’s Place through our AmeriCorps program available in Arizona.  Our AmeriCorps are women who spend a year living in community with the women and babies that we serve.   They provide emotional support, nonjudgmental, healthy relationship building, & are responsible for administrative work within the home.  They receive ongoing support and training around the year so that our homes can operate under a supportive, trauma-informed model. If you are interested in applying, please visit maggiesplace.org/americorpsopportunities/ or email americorps@maggiesplace.org

 

Full-time Lab Coordinator, The University of Texas at Austin 

The Preston Lab is recruiting a full time Lab Coordinator with a start date in summer 2021. The lab uses behavioral, computational, and brain imaging techniques to explore how children, adolescents, and adults acquire and use knowledge. The Lab Coordinator will play an important role in experiment development and implementation. The position is ideally suited for some who is looking to gain experience in advanced neuroimaging methods before applying to graduate school. 

The primary responsibilities will be the management of behavioral and neuroimaging studies of memory in lifespan samples. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Recruitment and scheduling of child, adolescent, and adult participants
  • Behavioral and brain imaging data collection
  • Data processing and statistical analyses
  • Training of undergraduate students
  • General administration of lab finances and IRB protocols

 Required qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or a related field.
  • Previous research experience, preferably with behavioral and/or fMRI techniques.
  • Well-developed organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexible availability for data collection and outreach events.

 Preferred qualifications:

  • At least 1-year experience working in a research lab with children and/or adolescents.
  • Programming skills (e.g., MATLAB, Python) or the ability/willingness to acquire these skills.

 To apply, please follow this link: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Research-Lab-Coordinator_R_00011995

Questions about the position can be sent to prestonlab@gmail.com.

 

Hope Service Year Program Employment Opportunity

Want to make a difference in the lives of young children?

Casa de Esperanza seeks applicants for the Hands of Hope Service Year Program.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential foster care to children ages birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV.  For a complete description visit:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-service-year-1.  Our application can be found at:  https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one

For more information, please contact Darean Talmadge 713-529-0639 dtalmadge@casahope.org

 

Two Postgraduate Associate Position, Yale University School of Medicine 

Two Postgraduate Associate Positions at Yale Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders Program

 The Program for Anxiety Disorders at the Yale Child Study Center is accepting applications for a postgraduate/postbaccalaureate fellowship in clinical research. The fellow will be directly involved in clinical research focused on pediatric anxiety disorders, including being trained on and administering evidence-based assessment tools. The associate will gain knowledge and experience in clinical psychology/psychiatry, neurobiology, statistical methodology, and the responsible conduct of research with human subjects. Candidates should have a strong interest in pediatric anxiety disorders and clinical research. Experience in EEG and eye tracking administration is particularly preferred. Relevant experience in childhood anxiety disorders will be considered. 

 Interested candidates applicants should contact Drs. Eli Lebowitz at eli.lebowitz@yale.edu and/or Wendy Silverman at Wendy.Silverman@yale.edu  and include a 1-page statement of interest, a CV, and either two letters of reference or names of references.

Duration of the position is 1-year (possible renewable for 1 additional year) and the position is open immediately. 

 

Psychology Jobs & Internship Opportunities 

This site offers information on jobs and internships for those soon-to-be-graduates maintained by Dr. Camilla McMahon at Miami University.  https://psychologyjobsinternships.wordpress.com/

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Boston College

Research Assistant Position in Learning and Memory

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

START DATE:  Summer 2021

DESCRIPTION:  The Psychology and Neuroscience department at Boston College is hiring a full-time Research Assistant as part of the newly formed BC Consortium on Translational Research in Learning and Memory (https://www.bclearningmemory.com/), a collaboration between faculty in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences and the Lynch School of Education and Human Development. The individual will work with faculty including Drs. Maureen Ritchey, Elizabeth Kensinger, Sara Cordes and Scott Slotnick and will gain exposure to multiple research methods including ERP, fMRI, and eye-tracking. This person will be responsible for data collection and management for research projects and will also assume administrative duties to help coordinate the activities of the Consortium (e.g., coordinating team meetings, corresponding with the IRB, orienting undergraduate students to the research team). This position will provide broad exposure to research in learning and memory and will be an ideal research opportunity for someone considering graduate school or medical school.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Eligible to work in the United States and must have completed (at the time of the start-date) a B.A., B.Sc. or M.A. degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Biology, Computer Science, or a closely related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills and attention to detail
  • Strong word processing skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Some familiarity with programming (in MATLAB, R, Python, or bash/shell scripting) and familiarity with Linux/Unix
  •  Familiarity with statistical analyses and analysis software such as SPSS or R
  • Must be self-motivated, a team player, able to multi-task and to prioritize
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and enjoy working with participants

OTHER: This is a one year position, although there may be a possibility for extension for a second year. Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Full-time employees at Boston College receive full benefits. A successful background check will be required prior to hire. Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at bc.edu/offices/diversity.

CONTACT: Please send (1) a curriculum vitae with description of research and/or computing experience, (2) a statement of goals and interests and (3) the names and contact details of two references, at least one of whom can speak about your research experience, to bclearningmemory@gmail.com Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park

Research Assistant, Child Development Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park.  To start June, 2021. One position is open for a full-time research assistant to work on an ongoing longitudinal infant brain imaging project in the Child Development Lab.  This project aims to identify key neural markers of temperamental risk for anxiety using both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG) assessments of brain function.

This position is ideal for a postbac interested in pursuing developmental cognitive neuroscience and/or learning about using neuroscientific methods with infants and toddlers. Research assistants working on this project are involved in infant recruitment and retention, scheduling visits, collecting behavioral assessments of temperament and executive function, and collecting functional MRI and EEG data. This person will receive extensive training in EEG and MRI acquisition and processing. The position will also include supervising and managing a large team of undergraduate research assistants, including overseeing data entry, behavioral coding, and time management. 

Flexible schedule on evenings and weekends is required. Required education: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Development, or Cognitive or Affective Neuroscience.  The position requires excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills.  Prior experience working with children in a research context is preferred. The job is available beginning June 2021 and requires a two-year commitment.  Interested individuals should send a cover letter, CV and the names and email addresses of two references to Nathan Fox, fox@umd.edu and Jamie Listokin, listokin@umd.edu.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, The Music Lab, Harvard University 

Responsibilities in The Music Lab include including designing and implementing citizen-science experiments on themusiclab.org in javascript and jsPsych, Shiny, HTML, and CSS; creating stimuli with video and audio editing software; managing databases; contributing to grant proposals and research papers via writing, editing, and analyzing data; setting up and maintaining equipment; and coordinating and carrying out in-lab experiments with people of all ages, including infants, children, and their parents. The RA will participate in the lab's intellectual community by attending and participating in lab meetings and working with Dr. Mehr to develop independent research projects. 

Responsibilities for Dr. Pinker include maintaining websites; replying to correspondence with modified form letters; making travel arrangements and processing reimbursements; monitoring grant expenses; creating and modifying graphs in Excel; analyzing data; maintaining databases; and running experiments.

The RA must possess excellent organizational and communication skills, and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. Experience with some of the software packages and programming languages we use is a plus, including R, Stata, javascript, CSS, HTML, Python, SQL, AWS, Audition, Premiere, MTurk, Qualtrics, etc. Experience with web development is not required but is a plus. More important than experience with these tools is a demonstrated ability to learn new technical skills independently.

Hours will occasionally include evenings and weekends. This position is ideal for people interested in developing a strong research background before applying to graduate school. An undergraduate degree in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, or a related field is preferred, though candidates at other career stages and with other backgrounds will also be considered. Background or strong interests in music and/or sound engineering is required. 

We are particularly interested in recruiting and supporting candidates from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. Candidates may be eligible for supplemental funding via the NIH (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-071.html).

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources. This is a one-year position, with benefits, to start 1 August 2021, with a possibility of yearly renewal. The start date is negotiable. We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. To apply, visit https://forms.gle/7pcip1dAUyTj9arg9. Please direct any questions to musiclab+jobs@g.harvard.edu.

 

Post-Baccalaureate Research Positions, University of Maryland, College Park 

Dr. Lea Dougherty (University of Maryland College Park) is seeking to hire a full-time post-baccalaureate research assistant AND a post-doctoral research associate for NIMH-funded research projects examining neural mechanisms of youth irritability. The projects include new data collection in young children as well use of the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study data. We use functional and structural MRI methods.

Post-baccalaureate research assistant: Successful candidates should have completed a bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related discipline and have keen attention to detail, and strong organization, problem solving, and analytic skills. Prior background in psychology and development is also a plus but not required. We seek a post-bac who is motivated and ambitious, who is prepared for a hands-on research experience. Responsibilities will include: (1) behavioral coding of child and parent behavior (e.g., child temperament, parent-child interactions); (2) training and supervising undergraduate students; (3) clinical interviewing; (4) contributing to administrative duties of the lab; and (5) assisting with research protocols and compliance.

The position start date is flexible (ideally Summer 2021). Review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. Renewal of contract is contingent on performance and funding. Interested individuals should email a cover letter, CV, and names and contact information of 3 references to Lea Dougherty at ldougher@umd.edu.  Please include all documents in a single pdf file and include your last name in the file (i.e., “LASTNAME.pdf”).

 

Full-time Research Assistant Position at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research 

The Clinical Research Department at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) in Orangeburg, NY invites applications for a Research Assistant position. Our research involves clinical trials and investigations into the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders including mood disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and schizophrenia. The RA will work on an experienced multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and research nurses. They will coordinate depression and cognitive impairment studies, with potential involvement in schizophrenia studies, under the supervision of Drs. Dan Iosifescu and Matthew Hoptman. This is an excellent opportunity for obtaining research and clinical experience prior to applying for graduate or medical school. NKI fosters a collaborative environment where research assistants have the opportunity to gain excellent clinical and research experience, with the potential for publication.
Job Duties:
  • coordinating clinical trials and/or imaging studies in Major Depressive Disorder, Mild Cognitive Impairment, and potentially Schizophrenia
  • community outreach and recruitment
  • pre-screening potential study participants
  • conducting and documenting the informed consent process
  • managing day to day activities of the study including scheduling, problem solving, communication and protocol adherence
  • conducting clinical interviews and administering self-report scales
  • performing medical tasks such as measuring vital signs, drawing blood, and administering EKGs
  • data management including data entry, reviewing data for completeness and accuracy
  • preparing progress and other reports for sponsors and other quality assurance/ethics oversight
  • assisting in the preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, other professional presentations
  • assisting in preparation and maintaining regulatory documents and IRB submissions
  • other technical and administrative support activities may be assigned
Job Qualifications:
  • BS/BA in psychology or related field
  • two-year commitment required
  • prior research experience required
  • clinical and/or research experience with psychiatric or medical populations is preferred
  • willing to complete a phlebotomy certification course and perform blood-draws
  • competent and comfortable with computers and technology
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • comfort in interacting with adult research participants
  • excellent organizational skills and attention to details
  • ability to work independently following initial instruction
  • ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team
This position would begin in early summer of 2021.
If you are interested, please send a CV/resume and cover letter to Molly Irvin at molly.irvin@nki.rfmh.org

 

Full-time Project Coordinator, Yale University School of Medicine

Project Coordinator Position opening at the Yale Stress Center, Yale University School of Medicine.

Immediate opening for a full-time project coordinator and/or senior research assistant to help coordinate and implement ongoing studies at the Yale Stress Center focused on stress, emotions, and addiction, with an emphasis on NIH-NIDA and NIAAA funded studies testing the efficacy of pharmacologic treatments to reduce alcohol and substance use outcomes, using various cutting edge web-based and smartphone-based data collection tools as well as human experimental and neuroimaging procedures to identify biobehavioral markers of treatment response. There are three primary responsibilities for the position: (1) Study coordination and oversight, including but not limited to administering research assessments, overseeing recruitment, retention, and tracking of study participants, and supervising and training post-graduate assistants, (2) Data collection, including self-report, interview, behavioral, biological, diagnostic and/or fMRI, and assessments at substance use treatment centers and public locations in the greater New Haven area, (3) Data entry, management, and analysis. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college with a specialization in psychology (or a related field) or any combination of subsequent education and experience. Experience/skills in consenting and administering assessments with research participants, working with clinical populations and individuals from diverse backgrounds, communicating effectively both orally and in writing, and working in a team setting is preferred. Interested candidates should contact Professor Rajita Sinha at rajita.sinha@yale.edu or Dr. Stephanie Wemm (stephanie.wemm@yale.edu) and submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and list of 3 references.  

 

The Woodlands Summer Jobs 

Developing Health & Rehabilitation Science Skills

You’ll learn to:

  • Implement a variety of therapeutic interventions
  • Help participants practice activities of daily living across the lifespan
  • Utilize adaptive technologies, including: mobility, communication, and support tools

Interact with participants’ families, support staff, and medical professionals across the continuum of care

Educational Practices

You’ll learn to:

  • Refine group management, instructional, and intervention skills, while working in large groups, small group and one to one settings
  • Practice differentiated instruction within a variety of participant age groups
  • Work directly with ISP’s, behavioral plans, support staff, parents, and personal care aids

Integrate creative expression through arts

Healthcare Associate

You’ll learn to:

  • Oversee the distribution of all medicine prescribed by program participant physician
  • Review program participants’ applications and health physical reports with camp Leadership and/or RN
  • Review pertinent health care needs with participants parent/legal guardian

Conduct participant examinations as necessary; note any changed in health condition; take corrective action as required

To apply:  https://mywoodlands.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/2015-Employment-App_w...

https://mywoodlands.org/about/

 

Full-time Research Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park 

A full-time research assistant position is available in the Laboratory of Cognition and Emotion (http://www.lce.umd.edu/) directed by Dr. Luiz Pessoa in the department of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The position will begin as soon as possible. Our laboratory uses behavioral and functional MRI (fMRI) techniques to investigate interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. Duties will include assisting with all aspects of behavioral and fMRI studies including: recruitment of participants, data collection, analysis of behavioral and fMRI data, operation of the MR scanner, supervision of undergraduates in the lab, and coordination of other regular lab activities. 

Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • Strong organization skills and time management
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Some availability during weekend and/or after-hours for occasional fMRI data collection
  • One year post-bac research lab experience with preference for experience gained in academic settings
  • Prior research experience with fMRI data collection is not required but would be preferred

This would be an excellent position for someone interested in gaining research experience to hone their skills prior to attending graduate school. This is a 1-year position that is renewable for an additional 1-2 years, contingent on performance and funding. If interested, please send most recent CV or resume (including relevant coursework and previous research experience), cover letter (including a brief description of academic and research interests), unofficial transcript, and contact information for 2 references to celab.umd@gmail.com with “2021 Research Assistant” in the subject line. Top candidates will be interviewed and discuss details and specifications of the job with current lab members.

 

Full-time Research Assistant/Study Coordinator 

Candidates are being considered for a full-time position as the Research Assistant/Study Coordinator of a multi-year clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy of an online cognitive-behavioral intervention for dental anxiety (funded by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research).  Primary responsibilities of the Research Assistant will be to recruit study participants; conduct assessment/diagnostic and debriefing interviews; complete ratings of diagnostic reliability and adherence to protocol; track attendance at scheduled appointments for dental care and maintain participant files; and distribute E-gift cards to study participants. In addition, the Research Assistant will assist with human subjects (IRB) activities; and collecting, entering and analyzing data.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field and at least 6 months of experience in human subjects' research, Microsoft Office and SPSS or similar statistical packages.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, administrative skills, and time management skills
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with others as part of a collaborative research team.
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to use statistical software, such as SPSS and Excel.

Preferred:

  • Experience with anxiety related research

This is a grant funded position. This position requires a background check.

Interested parties should send a copy of their CV and cover letter via email to Dr. Eugene Dunne. Department of Oral Health Sciences, Kornberg School of Dentistry, Temple University, 3223 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140, eugene.dunne@temple.edu.

 

8-10 Full-time Research Assistants or Coordinators

The Center for Biobehavioral Health (CBH), within the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio, anticipates hiring 8-10 fulltime Research Assistants or Coordinators in 2021.

Research topics include psychosocial and medical outcomes experienced by children and their families facing developmental and health challenges in diverse pediatric populations (e.g., congenital heart disease, pediatric cancer, palliative care, prematurity, traumatic brain injury). 

Responsibilities may include participant recruitment; data collection in clinical, research, and community settings; coding and management of data; and participating in data analysis and dissemination of research results. Most research teams require a 1 or 2-year commitment.

CBH is committed to the professional development of research staff and provides many learning opportunities such as seminars; training in early childhood development, neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging techniques, and/or assessment of diverse phenomena such as peer relationships, physical activity, family interactions. We provide 1:1 mentoring to build research skills and assist with applications to graduate programs as well as career planning. Read the CBH Newsletter to learn more.

Individuals interested in learning more about these positions, including which labs anticipate having open positions, are invited to complete our CBH Research Positions Interest Form, and  submit their current CV/resume.

CBH is committed to maintaining an inclusive environment and fostering a diverse workforce. Individuals from all economic, social, and racial backgrounds are encouraged to complete the interest form.

 

Laboratory Coordinator, University of Maryland

The Child Development Lab (CDL) at the University of Maryland under the direction of Nathan Fox is searching for an individual to assume the position of Laboratory Coordinator to be available by June 1. The Laboratory Coordinator responsibilities include management of NIH funded studies and an active developmental research laboratory. It involves working with both US and foreign institutions on grant and budget preparation/management, submission of progress reports, management of Institutional Review Board submissions, and general study logistics (coordinating travel, scheduling meetings). The Lab Coordinator also manages the day-to-day activities of the CDL including, monitoring and ordering supplies, assisting in the staff hiring process, creating agendas, running lab and study-related meetings, preparing grant budgets and training lab staff on University and lab policies. Information regarding current ongoing studies at the CDL can be found at cdl.umd.edu/current-studies/.

Minimum Qualifications: MA or MS in psychology, public administration or related field and a minimum of 2 year post-bac research experience in the social sciences. Skills should include familiarity with budgets, Excel and understanding of IRB study protocol submissions. The position requires keen attention to detail, organizational and planning abilities, and excellent interpersonal skills. The individual in this position will be working on multiple, large-scale projects simultaneously.

Preferences: MA or MS with Two years of research experience is preferred.

There are no physical demands.

Additional Information:  To apply, please provide cover letter describing research and lab experience, names and contact info of at least three references, and a CV or Resume to Julie Staples-Watson (staples3@umd.edu) and Nathan Fox (fox@umd.edu).

 

Full-time Junior Lab Associate, New York University 

The Hartley Lab (PI: Catherine Hartley) in the Department of Psychology at New York University is currently seeking a full-time Junior Lab Associate to work on behavioral and neuroimaging studies examining learning, memory, and decision-making across development.

The expected start date for the position is Summer 2021 (ideally in May or June).  This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience in preparation for a graduate career.  Application review will take place on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The Junior Lab Associate's primary responsibilities include:

  • Participant recruitment and testing (behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging studies). Because we do developmental work, this will involve interfacing with parents and children and require occasional flexibility in schedule (working evenings/weekends)
  • Data management and analysis
  • Experimental paradigm development
  • Lab administration including managing IRB protocols, participant recruitment activities, and training other lab members

Previous research experience, a Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science or other related fields, and excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills are required.

Additional highly desired qualifications include:

  • Interest and/or experience in cognitive neuroscience research, particularly in developmental populations (children, adolescents)
  • Strong computational, statistical, and technical skills (e.g. fluency with Matlab, Python, and/or R)
  • Experience analyzing neuroimaging data (SPM, FSL, AFNI, or similar platforms)

Interested applicants should submit a CV, an undergraduate transcript (unofficial is fine), contact information for two references (letters will be requested if needed), and a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience. We encourage applications from members of groups underrepresented in science.

Apply here: http://apply.interfolio.com/83219.
 

2 Professional Research Positions, University of Colorado Boulder

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development (RADD) Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado Boulder, directed by Dr. Roselinde Kaiser, is seeking to hire two Professional Research Assistants with skill in clinical or neuroimaging research and database management. In the RADD Lab, we investigate brain functioning and mood disorders like depression across the lifespan. The lab uses behavioral, neuroimaging (fMRI), and clinical approaches to address our research questions. 

These Professional Research Assistant positions in the RADD Lab will support of a cluster of recently funded studies that investigate neurocognitive markers that predict resilience in adolescents and young adults. The positions will be primarily focused on research recruitment, acquiring behavioral and neuroimaging data, and database management. Specific responsibilities will include recruiting and scheduling participants for clinical and neuroimaging research studies (e.g., healthy individuals, individuals with depression or other mood disorders), data collection (computer-based, MRI), and database management (using neuroimaging software such as FSL, SPM, AFNI; or statistical programs such as R), as well as support for general management of lab operations.

Therefore, the PRA positions require (1) a BA/BS in Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, or related field, (2) research experience collecting, processing or analyzing data with human subjects, (3) demonstrated ability to perform as an independent researcher (e.g., undergraduate thesis), (4) some experience with R, unix, python, matlab or another programming language.

Successful candidates will have strong oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, be highly reliable, and enjoy working in a collaborative team atmosphere.  In addition, they will have a demonstrated ability to multi-task efficiently and to coordinate activities across different research labs and investigators.  Finally, prior experience neuroimaging with clinical or developmental samples is also preferred.

Positions are full-time, to begin between April  2021 – June  2021 (flexibility in start date).

Interested applicants should submit their CV, a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals, transcript with relevant coursework (unofficial or official), and contact info for 2-3 references to our CU portal (https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=28373).

 

Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, Collection of employment and post-bac opportunities

PREDOC: Pathways to Research and Doctoral Careers, a new consortium of universities and research institutions that aims to foster a talented, diverse, and inclusive population in the social sciences.  

PREDOC's website, https://predoc.org, has already quickly become a premier hub to find full-time, paid, post-baccalaureate research assistantships at universities and research institutions around the country. As of today, PREDOC lists over 70 job postings for literally 100s of predoc positions, with positions available at such places as Stanford, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Yale, the University of Chicago, the Federal Reserve System, Berkeley, Northwestern, NYU, and others. PREDOC's website also contains additional general information about such research positions, some material to prepare before applying, and information about doctoral careers more generally. 

These post-baccalaureate positions are especially useful for those students who are looking for a job right after college (as most of these positions are full-time staff positions, with full benefits), and/or want some additional exposure to research before applying to a PhD, or even before taking the decision on whether to pursue doctoral studies or go to the industry. Indeed, by working alongside the best researchers in the country, these students can get inspired to pursue doctoral careers or, if not, they can easily go on to the private sector. The additional job experience and training acquired during their predoc experience will surely help them in any career of their choosing. 

 

Lab Coordinator, The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) at Northeastern University

The Plasticity in Neurodevelopment (PINE) Lab at Northeastern University (PI: Laurel Gabard-Durnam) is hiring a lab coordinator to start late spring/early summer 2021. This person will have the opportunity to work on a series of projects using neuroimaging to examine neurodevelopmental mechanisms linking experiences of stress and adversity to social and affective learning. The person in this role will gain experience with all aspects of the research process, which could serve as a launch pad to graduate studies. A two-year full-time commitment is preferred, and we encourage applications from members of under-represented groups in science! Please share with any interested undergraduates or post-bacc students? Thanks so much!

To find full details of the position and apply, please use this link: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/505489/research-coordinator

To find out more about our lab's research and culture, you can visit our website: https://www.plasticityinneurodevelopmentlab.com/

 

Full-time Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh 

Full-time Research Associate (RA) position available in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. The RA will work on a large, longitudinal research study, the Pittsburgh Girls Study (PGS) under the direction of Dr. Alison Hipwell and Dr. Kate Keenan. In this NIH-funded study, a sample of 2,450 girls from the City of Pittsburgh has been followed annually for 19 years to track developmental patterns of psychopathology and contexts of influence. As part of a new project examining lifetime stress exposure on pregnancy and child health (PGS-ECHO), we are now also following a subsample of 800 PGS participants and their offspring.
 
RA responsibilities include conducting prenatal face-to-face interviews in the research lab, administering standardized experimental stress paradigms and collecting psychophysiological data, assisting in coding observational data and conducting developmental assessments of the offspring (6 -36 months). The RA will also help enter, manage, track, and analyze data.
 
The ideal candidate will have an interest in psychological research and working with women and children; will be organized, attentive to detail and protocol, yet creative in solving problems; will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will work well as a team - each assessment involves the coordination of several staff members working together.
 
Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field
  • Minimum one year work or volunteer experience in a psychology or psychiatry research setting
  • Act 33/34/73 Clearances (Child Abuse/Criminal History/FBI)
A two-year commitment is expected.
 
Must be available to work some weekend and evening hours as needed.
 
Interested candidates please send a statement of interest, CV, and contact information for three references to Amy Blackford at blackforda@upmc.edu. Please specify ECHO-RA position in the subject line.  We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

Peace Corps Applications

Although we have temporarily suspended operations overseas in response to the COVID-19, we are still accepting and processing applications. Once we return to normal operations, we will need future Volunteers like you to resume our Peace Corps mission, and bring sustainable change to a community overseas. 

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Community Partners Job Listings 

Community Living and Support Services (CLASS) supports folks with disabilities of all kinds and is currently hiring for a couple positions that would be a great fit for recent grads and current undergrads.

CLASS is a nonprofit organization that offers different services to individuals of varying abilities. Originally chartered as UCP of Pittsburgh, CLASS has grown into new regions and continues to expand its services.

CLASS is driven by organizational values that foster community inclusion for people with disabilities. The organization offers a variety of individualized services ranging from independent living skills training in the classroom to community-based case management for social, recreational, and residential supports.

Here is the job listing for our Community Partners Program. These jobs, particularly the Community Partners job, are great for recent grads because they offer flexible scheduling as well as opportunities to learn about Pittsburgh’s non-profit landscape while working with individuals in a holistic manner (e.g., case management, community integration, skill-building). It’s more than traditional case management and it’s a very rewarding way to develop work experience.

 

Hands of Hope, Residential Care Program 

​I am with Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas.  Casa de Esperanza provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV.  Care is provided in our neighborhood by our Hands of Hope interns.  Our interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join us for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship).  Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis.  We provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns join us from all over the United States to be part of our internship program. 

Information about our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/hands-of-hope-internship

The application for our internship may be found here:  https://www.casahope.org/application-part-one

Interns in our program gain valuable experience that is relevant to a number of fields and future career goals while simultaneously making a meaningful difference in the lives of a vulnerable group of children.

PennEnvironment is Hiring

​PennEnvironment is a people powered organization dedicated to protecting Pennsylvania's air, water and open spaces. We investigate problems, craft solutions, educate the public and decision-makers, and help the public make their voices heard in local, state and national debates over the quality of our environment and our lives.

Right now PennEnvironment is hiring for a Conservation Associate to defend our cornerstone conservation programs from attack at the federal and state level; work to promote and increase stewardship of our public lands and open spaces; and tackle the threat that single-use plastics like bags, straws and foam takeout containers are having on our communities, our waterways and our wildlife.

In addition, we are hiring for a Western Pennsylvania Field Organizer (based in Pittsburgh) to educate and energize the public on the most critical environmental issues facing the planet, including tackling climate change, halting fracking, reducing air and water pollution, and getting off of single-use plastics. Our organizer will work to build the power needed to convince our elected officials to tackle these issues, including grassroots mobilization, activating coalition partners and decision makers and garnering media attention.

Interested folks can learn more about these jobs with PennEnvironment at http://pennenvironment.org/page/pae/jobs.