Undergraduate Announcements

Important Note: The Department of Psychology Undergraduate Advising Office continues to follow the reopening guidance of the University (https://www.coronavirus.pitt.edu) and will update this status as guidance is released. Beginning Monday, September 13, 2021 the Advising Office will be available in the office Monday – Friday from 10:00am – 1:00pm for drop-in only. You may also make use of virtual drop-in advising during these hours at https://psychology.pitt.edu/drop-advising. You may schedule an appointment with your specific psychology advisor via Pathways or you may email psyadvis@pitt.edu for general questions. 

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Important Dates and Deadlines

Office of the University Registrar Academic Calendars

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Calendar

University Events Calendar

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

  • PSI CHI International Society Application 
  • APA Center for Workforce Studies, career data in the field 

UNIVERSITY EVENTS / INFORMATION / RESOURCES

  • Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Business Virtual Career Fair - New Posting
  • Global Health Case Competition, Pitt Public Health/Pitt Global - New Posting
  • Alzheimer's Disease Student Research Coalition (ADSRC) Research Opportunities 
  • Panthers Forward Applications
  • The Alzheimer's Disease Student Research Coalition - Research Matching Program
  • Bridge Beyond Pgh, Student Club
  • Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES), University of Pittsburgh 
  • Undergraduate Certificate in Global Health 
  • NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program Information Session 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Student Behavioral Associate Opportunities, WPIC
  • Undergraduate Volunteer Research Opportunity
  • Neuroimaging Study Seeking Participants 
  • APA Undergraduate Research Database
  • Paid Decision-making Experiments, Pittsburgh Experimental Economics Laboratory (PEEL)
  • Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC), Student Research Coalition 
  • Sociology Student Association Journal Paper Submission Requested 
  • Research Participants Needed - Antioch University, online

GRADUATE PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • PhD Industrial and Organizational Psychology 
  • Graduate School Fair and Virtual Open House 
  • Virginia Tech Clinical Science Virtual Open House 
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology Webinar
  • California State University, Long Beach Graduate Programs 
  • Diversifying Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa – Fall 2021 Events
  • Graduate Institution of International Human Resource Development (IHRD) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)
  • International Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • PhD Behavioral & Community Sciences, University of South Florida 
  • Applied Psychology, Shippensburg University
  • 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
  • Virtual Fall Visitation Events, Heinze College of Information Systems and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Developmental Science, UMass Amherst 
  • 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 
  • 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

  • Full-time Human Research Technologist, Penn State College of Medicine - New Posting
  • Milieu Therapist and Service Coordinator Opportunities, WPIC
  • Prospective PhD and RA Day, Harvard University 
  • Research/Lab Technician, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute 
  • Full-time Research Assistant, Providence VA Medical Center
  • Ivymount School is Recruiting Graduates
  • Commonwealth of PA Jobs 
  • Global Switchboard, All AmeriCorps VISTA Positions 
  • Research Assistant/Lab Manager, Harvard University 
  • Research Lab Tech, University of Southern California 
  • Full-time Human Research Technologist, Penn State College of Medicine 

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY INFORMATION

 

PSI CHI International Society Application 

Psi Chi is a large, prestigious, and well-recognized organization in the field of psychology. Its mission is to recognize and promote excellence in the science and application of psychology. Many of the most influential figures in the field have ties to Psi Chi. Aside from the instant recognition you will receive from joining, you will also have many opportunities to become active in the field and develop skills valued by admissions committees and employers. Psi Chi elects new Pitt chapter officers each year, creating exciting leadership opportunities as well.

Application deadline for Fall 2021 Induction -  Tuesday, September 24, 2021

https://psychology.pitt.edu/undergraduate/student-resources/psi-chi-nati...

 

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

 

Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Business Virtual Career FairNew Posting

Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Business Virtual Career Fair

Date: September 23, 2021

Time: Noon – 4 p.m.

Link: https://pitt.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/24913/student_preview?token=...

 

Global Health Case Competition, Pitt Public Health/Pitt Global New Posting

 

Alzheimer's Disease Student Research Coalition (ADSRC) Research Opportunities 

The ADSRC is a student-centered group that strives to not only provide research opportunities but create a collective space for students to discuss their research experiences and collaborate. There are frequently scholars and Pittsburgh Alzheimer’s Disease Center faculty that present at the meetings. Recent topics have focused on the impact of COVID on Alzheimer's patients, molecular mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease, and more. Our first meeting will be in mid-September!

If you are interested in joining this community of researchers, please fill out this form.

 

Panthers Forward Applications

Graduating in 2022? Mark your calendars for Panthers Forward applications to open in two weeks! This innovative program provides access to an exclusive network of alumni mentors, plus up to $5,000 in federal student loan debt relief! Learn more: https://panthersforward.pitt.edu/ 

Launched in fall 2018, Panthers Forward is a University of Pittsburgh initiative designed to support student success and reduce the burden of student debt. 

Student loan debt is rising—and carries lifelong consequences. It’s a problem with no easy solution. That’s why we’re solving it on our own, and we’re doing it in classic Pitt Panther style: together.

Introducing Panthers Forward, an innovative program—unique to the University of Pittsburgh—that leverages the power of our University community to ease the burden of student loan debt.

The fourth Panthers Forward class will graduate from the Pittsburgh campus in 2022. To be eligible, students must be enrolled full time at the Pittsburgh campus in good standing with the University, graduate in 2022, and have received federal student loans to fund their senior year. Upon graduation, Panthers Forward participants will receive up to $5,000 in direct federal student loan relief. The only condition is a voluntary one: that they pay-it-forward. There is no fixed repayment plan or third-party broker. It’s just Pitt graduates helping Pitt students succeed.

 

The Alzheimer's Disease Student Research Coalition - Research Matching Program

Do you have a loved one with Alzheimer's or related disease? Have you ever wanted to learn more about it or even participate in Alzheimer's research? The Alzheimer's Disease Student Research Coalition is centered around connecting students with Alzheimer's researchers and doctors through presentations, discussions, and our Research Matching Program where we match undergrads with Principal Investigators so that they can take part in Alzheimer's related research- either remotely or in-person. 

We're planning to start a new round of matching and would love for you to join the organization. 

Application Link: https://forms.gle/RBk3PRPxrc7zKu697

No previous research experience? No problem. 

Not a Neuroscience major? No problem. 

We welcome students of any seniority level and major to apply! 

There is additionally an Outreach Coordinator Trainee position available, which will transition to Outreach Coordinator in Fall 2021. If there is interest or question regarding the position, please email: pittadrcresearchgroup@gmail.com 

Organization Sign-Up: https://forms.gle/rMNdKczqsfm9BGBu9

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/325721038673159

Instagram: pittadrcgroup

Twitter: PITT_ADRC_REC

 

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

 

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/

 

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

 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH / INTERNSHIP / JOB OPPORTUNITIES

 

Student Behavioral Associate Opportunities, WPIC

Are you currently a student enrolled in a bachelor’s level Psychology program? Would you like to launch your clinical career in a hospital that is a national leader in the treatment of mental health and addictive disorders?

Student Behavioral Associate Opportunities at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring Student Behavioral Associates for various inpatient units. Student Behavioral Associates are required to work year-round, including holiday and school breaks, as well as weekend hours.

WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

At UPMC, we offer extensive professional development and networking opportunities to give you a competitive edge after graduation. Such benefits include:

  • Real-world work experience
  • Mentorship
  • Access to our internally posted positions.

LEARN MORE AND APPLY!

Visit http://careers.upmc.com - Enter the Job ID number 210002SJ in the “Search Keyword/Job ID” field

For more information, please contact Mariah McCullough at mcculloughms@upmc.edu.

 

Undergraduate Volunteer Research Opportunity

The Affective Neuroscience and Developmental Psychopathology (ANDP) Lab conducts research on depression, suicidality, and related difficulties in adolescents and young adults. We have several studies underway, with the goal of understanding the neural mechanisms of mental health and developing treatments based on those mechanisms. We also conduct research on mental health in people who have diverse sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Methods for our studies include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), ecological momentary assessment (EMA), behavioral tasks, and clinical interviewing. The Lab is a busy, dynamic setting with a team culture and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Undergraduate volunteers are a valuable part of our research team. Currently, they contribute to activities such as recruitment, screening, assessment, and data management. To learn about gaining research experience as a volunteer in the ANDP Lab, please contact the Lab Director, Dr. Erika Forbes (forbese@upmc.edu).

 

Neuroimaging Study Seeking Participants

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

PhD Industrial and Organizational Psychology 

The Industrial and Organizational psychology program of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and Baruch College will hold virtual open houses for fall 2022 admissions on:

Tuesday - October 12th from 6:30pm-7:30pm EST

Tuesday - November 2nd from 6:30pm-7:30pm EST

The open houses will be an opportunity to learn more about the Ph.D. program and application process, hear from current students and faculty, and engage in a question and answer session. 

Advanced registration is required. You can register for the event here. After you register, you will receive a link to the virtual event. 

Please contact Dr. Charles Scherbaum (Charles.Scherbaum@baruch.cuny.edu) with any questions on the registration or event. 

 

Graduate School Fair and Virtual Open House

Virtual Graduate School Fair

Thinking about Grad School? Searching for an international career in the private, public, or non-governmental sector?

Whether you’ve just started your search or have a shortlist in mind, representatives of APSIA’s top international affairs and public policy graduate schools can help you navigate the admissions process.

September 23, 2021

11:00a - 1:30pm ET

Register today at https://app.brazenconnect.com/a/apsia/e/g6RmD and answer your questions about:

  • application requirements,
  • curricula and joint degrees,
  • financial aid, and
  • career opportunities.

Go beyond what you read on a website – leave with new information and personal connections

Virtual Open Houses

Interested in graduate study focused on a specific topic? Want to learn more about  the different fields within International Affairs and Policy? Attend virtual open houses throughout the months of September, October, and November, hosted by the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). Hear from a few schools that offer topic-focused programs in a more intimate setting and get your personal questions answered.

Attend any of the following themed open houses:

  • National Security and Global Threats I - Sept 21 at 4:00PM ET
  • Energy, Sustainability, and Climate - Sept 28 at 12:00PM ET
  • Development and Conflict Resolution - Oct 5 at 4:00PM ET
  • Regional Studies: Africa - Oct 7 at 6:00PM ET
  • National Security and Global Threats II - Oct 13 at 12:00PM ET
  • Diplomacy and International Cooperation II - Oct 19 at 12:00PM ET
  • Regional Studies: Asia - Oct 21 at 8:00AM ET
  • Science, Technology, and Cyber - Oct 25 at 12:00PM ET
  • Regional Studies: Middle East - Oct 27 at 4:00PM ET
  • Women, Peace, and Security - Nov 2 at 4:00PM ET
  • Mid-career Programs - Nov 4 at 6:00PM ET
  • Online and Part-time Programs - Nov 10 at 12:00PM ET
  • Human Rights and Law - Nov 16 at 4:00PM ET
  • Dual Degrees - Nov 18 at 6:00PM ET

Register today and learn more at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apsia-virtual-open-houses-tickets-164881042637

 

Virginia Tech Clinical Science Virtual Open House 

We welcome anyone applying to clinical psychology graduate programs this fall to attend one of our Virginia Tech Clinical Science Virtual Open Houses to learn more about the psychology department, our Clinical Science program, and Blacksburg, VA and the surrounding New River Valley. This is a great chance to meet the directors of our three training clinics (Psychological Services Center, Child Study Center, VT Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research), current graduate students, and faculty taking students this year, including our two new Clinical Science faculty, Drs. Meagan Bream and Heather Davis, who are both recruiting students for the 2022-2023 school year. We especially encourage first generation applicants, BIPOC applicants, and applicants from other underrepresented/marginalized backgrounds to attend to have your questions answered and learn about the supports available for students

These are: 

Monday 9/20 4-5pm ET 

Tuesday 10/19 3-4pm ET 

Thursday 11/11 5-6pm ET

Click here to register (Zoom link provided in registration form).

 

Industrial and Organizational Psychology Webinar

The SIOP Bridge Builders Committee invites anyone interested in learning more about I-O Psychology to their next quarterly webinar on Monday Sept 27th at 6:30pm, CT (7:30pm, EST) on Zoom.  

This session will feature Dr. Jen Gibson from Fors Marsh Group, who will talk about her consulting career in serving the federal government and applying statistics and research methods to real-world problems. Dr. Sara Perry will provide a preview of one relevant research topic from the field of I-O Psychology – employee stress. We will have plenty of time for Q&A about graduate school programs, careers, and anything else aspiring grad students may want to know. For more details and to RSVP, please visit https://linktr.ee/SIOP_BB.

 

California State University, Long Beach Graduate Programs 

California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) Psychology graduate programs:

Information regarding our Fall 2022 application to these programs may be found on our websites.  

 

Prospective PhD and RA Day, Harvard University

The Harvard Department of Psychology is hosting the second annual Prospective PhD & RA Event in Psychology (P-PREP). The goal of this workshop is to recruit and provide mentorship and support to students from historically under-represented groups in STEM with their applications to graduate school, lab manager, and/or research assistant positions. 

This program is free and open to students who are applying to doctoral programs or lab manager / research assistant positions this fall.  The workshop will take place October 16-17, and participants will receive one-on-one mentorship from a member of the Harvard Psychology Department on their application materials after the workshop.

More information, including details on how to apply, can be found here: https://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/pprep

 

Diversifying Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Iowa – Fall 2021 Events

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is pleased to announce 2 events for prospective graduate students from under-represented groups, including racial and ethnic minority students and first-generation college students. These events are targeted toward students from under-represented groups who are research oriented and interested in pursuing graduate education.
 
Our Diversity Weekend will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 and is targeted toward students applying for Fall 2022 admission. Selected attendees will travel to Iowa City (arriving Friday, October 1 and departing Sunday, October 3) for a series of events aimed at crafting applications, identifying research mentors, and preparing for the transition to graduate school. Travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided by the department for those selected to attend. Events will include:
I’m interested in attending! What do I need to do?
Apply for one or both events! You can complete online application here
What do I need for the application?
The application includes some brief background questions and asks for brief (<250 words) descriptions of (1) your research experience and (2) your goals for graduate education.
What are the deadlines?
Please submit your application for the Virtual Open House by Monday, August 23. The itinerary and Zoom link will be sent to attendees via email by Thursday, August 26.
For consideration for the Diversity Weekend, please submit your application by Friday, September 10. Attendees will be notified of acceptance the following week and travel arrangements will be handled by the department.
When will I find out if my application is accepted?
Applicants for the Virtual Open House will be informed within 48 hours of their application submission. Applicants for the Diversity Weekend will be notified the week of September 13.
What are some other benefits of attending?
In addition to the programs, all attendees will have their Graduate Application fee waived if they apply to the graduate program at the University of Iowa.

 

Graduate Institution of International Human Resource Development (IHRD) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU)

The Graduate Institution of International Human Resource Development (IHRD) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) offers an all English-taught, MBA-degreed program and sets its goals as cultivating human resource professionals and scholars with international perspective, cross-cultural communication abilities, and professional knowledge. Our master program collaborates with U.S Fulbright Scholarship Program, which offers scholarship recipients to study outside U.S. We believe that this would be a unique opportunity for the students who aim for academic excellence. Furthermore, students will be able to experience Asia culture and learn traditional Chinese with resources from our university.

The deadline for applying this award is by Oct 12, 2021. Here is some information you might be interested:

To apply Fulbright Award for U.S. students, please visit: https://us.fulbrightonline.org/countries/east-asia-pacific/taiwan/349

About Office of International Affairs, NTNU: http://ap.itc.ntnu.edu.tw/istudent/oia/index.jsp

About Graduate Institute of IHRD: https://www.ihrd.ntnu.edu.tw/index.php/en/

Experience: Study Abroad to IHRD in Taiwan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmnMvVeRtvY&t=11s

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, Christing Yang, ICDO Program Manager at thyang@ntnu.edu.tw

 

International Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

The Chicago School is a not-for-profit higher educational institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools & Colleges Senior College and University Commission and a member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology.  In 2019, the doctoral program in international psychology received the International Program of Excellence Award by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association.  The mission of The Chicago School is to integrate and translate theory and research into professional practice in order to address the needs of diverse communities around the world.

The international psychology programs at The Chicago School are the only ones of their kind in the United States.  Our programs view psychological theory, research, and practice as culturally and contextually situated, as well as potentially transformational.  The programs train culturally competent agents of change to promote social justice and well-being by addressing global challenges, such as trauma and intergroup conflict generated by globalization and climate change, as well as management and leadership practices that promote ethical and productive networks between peoples and industries worldwide.

The international psychology programs at The Chicago School give students a foundation in Western and other indigenous conceptual frameworks, qualitative and quantitative research methods, multilevel interventions for understanding and designing culturally and contextually appropriate interdisciplinary and interprofessional responses to complex glocal challenges, along with collaborative service learning projects during fieldwork in countries than span four continents.  Through self-reflection and feedback, students improve their capacity for critical thinking, humility and respect for diversity, and a sense of belonging to the global community.  Upon graduation, they enter the workforce as socially responsible, global citizen-psychologists. 

The International Psychology Department is committed to strengthening its graduate programs in international psychology, which have concentrations in trauma services and in organizations and systems, by seeking applications from soon-to-matriculate bachelor’s and master’s students in the social sciences and from nontraditional students working in social services and in business and industry.  

For more information please visit our website: https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/.

 

PhD Behavioral & Community Sciences, University of South Florida 

The Ph.D. in Behavioral & Community Sciences is an interdisciplinary program that prepares students to conduct research to enhance the quality of life and productivity of individuals with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges (e.g., mental illness, substance use disorders, co-occurring disorders, developmental delays and disabilities, and behavior disorders) and socio-cultural challenges (e.g., poverty, disparities, homelessness).

Behavioral and community sciences is an interdisciplinary field that refers to the development and evaluation of services and interventions that promote resiliency and social well-being for at-risk populations. The goal of behavioral and community sciences is to improve services through the use of evidence-based practices, early intervention, integrated care, policy and system change, and positive behavior interventions and support.

Students will complete 90 hours of post-baccalaureate coursework including doctoral core courses as well as courses in research methods, statistics, behavioral health, and related areas. The program is structured so that students take 30 credits of directed research and dissertation. Core courses include:
  • Community Based Research & Evaluation in Behavioral Sciences
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Behavioral & Community Sciences
  • Biological Bases of Behavior
  • Interdisciplinary Approaches to Behavioral Health Policy & Systems
  • Professional Seminar in Behavioral & Community Sciences
The number of hours for students with a master’s degree will be determined on an individual basis depending on the applicability of coursework to the doctoral program.
Additional information about the program may be found at http://www.usf.edu/cbcs/graduate/bcs.aspx 

 

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.

 

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>

 

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

 

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).

 

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

 

Full-time Human Research Technologist, Penn State College of MedicineNew Posting

Human Research Technologist 1

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

The Attention and Behavior Research Group within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Penn State College of Medicine has an immediate need for a full-time Human Research Technologist to support research examining social functioning and youth with ADHD. In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on examining neurophysiological correlates of social difficulties in adolescent girls with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), run by Dara Babinski, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), with Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D.,  and Daniel Waschbusch, Ph.D.,  (Co-Investigators). Duties include recruiting/scheduling research participants, ordering supplies, administering study assessments, adhering to regulatory procedures, data entry and management, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Experience with EEG/ERP data collection is preferred, but not required. This is a 40-hour per week position (Monday-Friday), with some evening hours required. Work location is the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at 22 Northeast Drive, Hershey PA. Opportunities for involvement in other studies within the Attention and Behavior Research Group are also available.

Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher (Bachelor's degree preferred) plus 1 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with training and interest in youth mental health. Experience with neural assessments, including EEG/ERP, is desired but not required. Experience with programming software (e.g., E-prime) or MRI is also desired.

This is a fixed-term position, funded for 1 year from date of hire, with anticipated renewal.

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Staff/job/College-of-Medicine/Human-Research-Technologist-1---Attention---Behavior-Research-Group_REQ_0000015011

 

Milieu Therapist and Service Coordinator Opportunities, WPIC

Are you a recent level graduate looking to launch your career in Behavioral Health? Are you interested in professional advancement within a nation leader in the treatment of mental health?

Milieu Therapist Opportunities at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital

UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is hiring Milieu Therapists (MT) for various inpatient units. Milieu Therapists are required to work rotating shifts, including holidays and weekends. The role requires a B.S. in Human Services field such as Social Work, Psychology or Counseling

Service Coordinator Opportunities at UPMC Western Behavioral Health

UPMC Western Behavioral Health is hiring Service Coordinators for various mental health demographics within the community setting. Service Coordinators are required to work daylight shifts (8:30am- 5pm). The role requires a B.S. in Human Services field such as Social Work, Psychology or Counseling

A Career with Total Rewards

We offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package that works for you!

  • Benefits - Health and welfare benefits that support your holistic well-being with health and financial security for you and your family
  • Work-Life Balance - Programs to help you balance the most important things in life Development and Career Opportunities              
  • Continued learning and development opportunities to advance your career including tuition reimbursement, professional development, and on-the- job training.

Learn More and Apply Today!

http://careers.upmc.com - Enter the Job ID number 2100009S (Milieu Therapist) or 210002U6 (Service Coordinator field

 

Research/Lab Technician, Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute

A Lab Technician position is available in the Carnegie Mellon Neuroscience Institute. We are looking for a research/lab technician to help with the operation of our neuroscience lab (Chamanzar and Grover Labs). Responsibilities include managing the rodent (mice and rats) colonies, performing surgeries for in vivo experiments, slice preparation, histology, fluorescent imaging, electrophysiology recording, and coordinating the day-to-day operation of the lab. BS/BA or master’s degree in neuroscience, biology or a related field and prior lab experience.

The lab tech will have the opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary team of neural engineers and scientists to translate novel neurotechnology to neuroscience and clinical applications. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills while contributing to the projects in the lab. We are committed to the professional development of lab members, making this position a valuable preparation for those interested in academic, industrial or entrepreneurial careers.

Required Skills:

  • Mouse/Rat colony husbandry (maintaining/breeding)
  • Preparations for genotyping (ear tag, ear punch, etc.)
  • Assisting with preparing standard solutions, inventory of lab supplies, stock and organize incoming lab supplies and maintaining the lab data.
  • Ability to learn and carry out experimental procedures.
  • Performing animal surgeries (Craniotomy and dissections to isolate brain tissue)
  • Brain slice preparation & performing electrophysiology recordings (Extra- & Intra-cellular).
  • Familiarity with in vivo rodent experiments, i.e., Neural electrode implantation and electrophysiology recordings.
  • Intracerebral Viral/Drug injections.
  • Performing Histology (Tissue preparation/ Cryosectioning/ Staining/ Immunohistochemistry/Immunofluorescence) and Imaging

Desired Skills:

  • Performing histology experiments (tissue preparation and imaging)
  • Microscopic imaging (Bright Field, Fluorescence, and 2-photon)
  • Basic knowledge of patch-clamp recording
  • Calcium imaging in brain slices and in-vivo models.
  • Working with software packages for data analysis and image analysis (ImageJ)
  • Updating/amending IACUC protocols
  • Basic knowledge of Programming languages like Python/MATLAB

Interested candidates should contact Prof. Chamanzar (mchamanz@andrew.cmu.edu) and include their CV and expected date of availability. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis with a start date as soon as possible.

 

Full-time Research Assistant, Providence VA Medical Center 

Candidates are being considered for a full-time position as a Research Assistant at the Providence VA Medical Center and Brown University Medical
School. The position will be for a federally funded grant project under the joint supervision of Dr. John McGeary and Dr. Jennifer Primack. The study
is to examine the relationship between sleep, negative affect, and suicidal behaviors.

The Research Assistant will recruit study participants; conduct assessment/diagnostic and debriefing interviews; complete ratings of diagnostic reliability and adherence to protocol; maintain participant files; assist with human subjects (IRB) activities; collect, enter and analyze data; and perform other administrative duties.

*Required Education & Experience:*
Bachelor's degree in Psychology or related field and some 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.
  • Understanding and experience utilizing data management systems and statistical software

*Preferred:*
*Experience with suicide prevention or sleep research

This is a VA grant-funded position and requires a background check.
Applicants must be US citizens.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and CV/resume to Dr.
Jennifer Primack at Jennifer_primack@brown.edu

 

Ivymount School is Recruiting Graduates

The Ivymount School is actively recruiting upcoming graduates for our full-time ABA Instructor and 1:1 ABA Assistant positions available in August 2021. Ivymount is a non-public special education school located in Rockville, Maryland with nearly 60 years of experience serving students with special needs. Please support us in recruiting quality candidates by sharing the attached flyer with your students.  Ivymount provides staff with exceptional training and opportunities for professional growth in the areas of special education, psychology, and applied behavior analysis.  

https://www.ivymount.org/careers

 

Commonwealth of PA Jobs 

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was recently named one of the best employers in the nation for new grads.
Start a rewarding career with just 3 simple steps: employment.pa.gov.

 

Global Switchboard, All AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

The Global Switchboard is currently accepting applications for our 2021-2022 All for All AmeriCorps VISTA positions!

The All for All Coalition is a collaborative network, powered by The Global Switchboard, working to advance immigrant inclusion in the Pittsburgh region. Collectively, coalition members seek to build a regional movement that advances immigrant integration, removes barriers to success, and improves equity for all foreign-born residents including marginalized groups such as refugees, low-income individuals, and other under-resourced sub-populations.

The six member VISTA team is made up of positions corresponding to each of the Coalition’s subcommittees and strategic priority areas. Each VISTA member will work closely with the subcommittee chair, providing coordination support for their subcommittee. In addition, each member will be placed at a coalition member organization addressing distinct priority issues including supporting immigrants. Regular collaboration with community partners is critical to this work. We are seeking emerging superstars who have a can-do spirit, show cultural humility, and are looking to jump in and make a meaningful impact. This is a fast-paced opportunity. Ideal candidates are resourceful, globally-minded, and comfortable with multitasking and managing several priorities.

More information about AmeriCorps VISTA program, as well descriptions for each of the positions and instructions to apply, can be found on the AmeriCorps website, please note that you will need to register and create an application profile in the MyAmeriCorps system  in order to apply.

 

Research Assistant/Lab Manager, Harvard University 

Research Assistant/Lab Manager Position at Harvard University

The laboratories of Fiery Cushman and Joshua Greene are soliciting applications for a joint Research Assistant (Lab Manager) to begin work in 2021 in the Psychology Department at Harvard University. This will be a full-time position with full benefits and a salary of approximately $45,000 annually.

Our labs conduct research on topics including moral judgment and decision-making, social cognition, decision-making, intergroup cooperation, and the infrastructure of complex (compositional) thought. See the Greene Lab (https://www.joshua-greene.net/) and Cushman Lab (https://cushmanlab.fas.harvard.edu/) websites for more information.

Many people in our labs had their own first exposure to psychological research as a research assistant, and we are committed to making the job productive, educational and enjoyable. It will require hard work, but it is an ideal way to learn more about psychological research and develop your talents. If you decide to apply for graduate school, this job is an excellent addition to your CV, and we will do everything we can to support your career.

The application portal will be open by July 23 at https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs, listed under requisition number 54766BR. When applying for this position please submit your resume and cover letter in our preferred format as one combined document (resume followed by cover letter).

 

Research Lab Tech, University of Southern California

The Cognition and Affect Regulation Lab, directed by Dr. Jonathan Stange in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC), is seeking a full-time benefits-eligible Research Lab Tech II position.  The position involves a combination of duties in programming and data analysis, along with study coordination. Our lab seeks to identify cognitive and affective processes that are involved in the regulation of negative affect, in an effort to understand vulnerability factors for mood disorders and suicide. This work involves laboratory-based measures of brain activity (using fMRI), autonomic nervous system functioning (electrocardiogram and respiration), and behavior (executive functioning tasks and questionnaires). In addition, to understand behavior outside of the lab in the real world, we utilize ambulatory assessment to measure fluctuations in autonomic functioning (with wearables), sleep quality (with actigraphy), affect and regulation strategies (using ecological momentary assessment), and digital phenotyping approaches to measuring behavior (using smartphone keyboard metadata).

This position is ideal for a recent graduate from a Psychology, Neuroscience, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, or other STEM program who is interested in gaining clinical research experience in multimodal applied data analysis in mental health and/or neuroscience in preparation for graduate or medical school.

The is a one-year fixed term position with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance.   https://usc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ExternalUSCCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA-...

 

Full-time Human Research Technologist, Penn State College of Medicine

Human Research Technologist 1

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Penn State College of Medicine

The Attention and Behavior Research Group within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Penn State College of Medicine has an immediate need for a full-time Human Research Technologist to support research examining social functioning and youth with ADHD. In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on examining neurophysiological correlates of social difficulties in adolescent girls with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), run by Dara Babinski, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator), with Autumn Kujawa, Ph.D.,  and Daniel Waschbusch, Ph.D.,  (Co-Investigators). Duties include recruiting/scheduling research participants, ordering supplies, administering study assessments, adhering to regulatory procedures, data entry and management, and assisting with manuscript preparation. Experience with EEG/ERP data collection is preferred, but not required. This is a 40-hour per week position (Monday-Friday), with some evening hours required. Work location is the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at 22 Northeast Drive, Hershey PA. Opportunities for involvement in other studies within the Attention and Behavior Research Group are also available.

Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher (Bachelor's degree preferred) plus 1 years related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with training and interest in youth mental health. Experience with neural assessments, including EEG/ERP, is desired but not required. Experience with programming software (e.g., E-prime) or MRI is also desired.

This is a fixed-term position, funded for 1 year from date of hire, with anticipated renewal.

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