Policy Assistant Society for Research in Child Development

Policy Assistant
Society for Research in Child Development

Position description. The Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) seeks a Policy Assistant for its Office for Policy and Communications in Washington, DC to work on a range of policy activities. Reporting to the SRCD Director of the Office for Policy and Communications, this position involves (1) contributing to the preparation of a monthly newsletter for SRCD members on policy developments related to children and families; (2) assisting the Director of SRCD’s Office for Policy and Communications in administering the SRCD Policy Fellowship; (3) assisting with SRCD sponsored briefings and meetings; (4) serving as staff liaison to specific SRCD committees and working groups; and (5) assisting in administrative tasks for the SRCD Office for Policy and Communications. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. SRCD offers a generous benefit package. The position is non-exempt. SRCD is an equal opportunity employer. Please visit our website www.srcd.org for more information about the Society.

Requirements for this position. This position requires a bachelor’s degree with a concentration of studies (either a major or minor) in child/human development, developmental psychology, and/or public policy. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required. Strong communication skills, particularly written, are essential. Ability to work independently as well as to function as a team member is required, as is the ability to prioritize competing duties and projects. The ability to attend to detail and review written materials carefully is essential.

Highly desirable for this position. Any previous experience in child development research or public policy would be highly desirable. Experience working with databases and social media are highly desirable.

To apply. In order to apply, please submit (1) a cover letter and resume in a single document; and (2) a writing sample. The cover letter should address the reasons for your interest in this position and outline particular skills and experience directly related to this position. The resume should include the names and contact information for three references who can be contacted in following up on your application. The writing sample can be a writing assignment completed as part of a program of study. However, nontechnical pieces aimed at communicating research to non research audiences will be particularly appreciated. Please submit application materials electronically to humanresources@srcd.org.

project manager

We are searching for a project manager. Interested applications should apply at http://stanfordcareers.stanford.edu/job-search. Please contact Tanya Marie Luhrmann luhrmann@stanford.edu for more information. 


Project manager for a three year project combining anthropological and psychological methods with researchers in multiple countries on the topic "Spiritual curiosity and the experience of God." The project manager will take responsibility for managing all data, following up translations and transcriptions, making sure that material is entered and coded, and preparing survey data for statistical analysis. The project manager will participate in data coding and analysis, taking primary responsibility for the first pass through coding and statistical comparison and preparing weekly summaries of work accomplished for the research team. The project manager will keep track of whether postdoctoral fellows and other researchers are uploading fieldnotes, interviews and other data into the shared databank. Knowledge about evangelical Christianity in particular and religion in general would be helpful. 

Perform work to support research or develop public programs and policies requiring continuous exercising of independent initiative and judgment. Provide guidance to less experienced colleagues.


* Assist in designing experiments, exercising independent initiative and judgment gained from completing a variety of high level assignments, including activities such as defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and selecting subjects, sources of information, or planned and coordinating experimental protocols.
* Adapt or work out the details of new, nonstandard procedures, with the supervisor providing only general guidance and suggestions.
* Interpret, synthesize, and analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques.
* Solve problems, and make decisions which affect the direction of the research and result in independent contributions to the overall project.
* Select and apply standard calculations and formulas independently to compile data or process documents; often serve as a resource for research methods and numerical analyses.
* Co-author research publications and regulatory reports as needed.
* Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
* Supervise staff or students as needed, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

Research and Policy Analyst

We are currently hiring a Research and Policy Analyst to work across multiple aspects of the Center's work. The ideal candidate will have experience in research and/or policy related to the early care and education workforce or relevant issues such as K-12 workforce development, wage and/or labor policy, or issues facing low wage workers.  A master's degree in early childhood education, child development, public policy, or related field is preferred.


CSCCE is focused on achieving comprehensive public investments which enable and reward the early childhood workforce to deliver high-quality care and education for all children, and expanding our research and policy-related projects aimed at improving how our nation prepares, supports, and rewards the early care and education workforce to ensure young children's optimal development. We are looking for a dynamic candidate committed to advancing this goal. The first review date for applications is July 14, 2016. Additional information about CSCCE and application requirements are available on our website; the application can be directly accessed on the UC Berkeley jobs page.

The Developmental Neurolinguists Lab (http://bbs.utdallas.edu/brainlab/) at University of Texas

The Developmental Neurolinguists Lab (http://bbs.utdallas.edu/brainlab/) at University of Texas at Dallas’s Callier Center for Communication Disorders, directed by Dr. Mandy Maguire, is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator to work on a NSF funded project that investigates the impact of poverty on brain and language development. This is an exciting opportunity for recent collage graduates interested in language development, cognitive neuroscience and/or the implications of poverty on cognition.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: participant recruitment, training RAs and supervising data collection, acquisition of EEG data from children and adults, basic EEG and behavioral data analysis and overall project management.

Minimum requires are:
• Bachelor’s degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
• At least one year of research experience
• Strong organizational and writing skills
• Experience working with children
• Some Spanish (written and spoken)

Preferred skills include:
• Fluency in Spanish
• Experience with EEG data collection, preferably using Neuroscan software
• Strong statistical skills
• Experience with Matlab and EEGLab or programming experience

The successful candidate will have outstanding organizational and communication skills (written and oral), proven reliability and attention to detail, the ability to work independently and oversee the work of others.  

This is an ideal job for someone who is interested in continuing on to a PhD or MD as, if justified, there will be opportunities for authorship on conference papers and journal articles.

The position is full-time with benefits with at least a 2-year commitment. The anticipated start date is mid-August 2016.  Because we study school-aged children, this job requires weekend and evening hours during the school year but the lab coordinator has flexibility in creating his or her own weekday schedule.

Interested candidates should send a CV and cover letter (which should include a statement of research interests and a list of 3 references) to Yvonne Ralph (ykr140030@utdallas.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

University of Minnesota Early Language and Experience Lab Project Manager

Project Manager

Job Code: 8352P1 (Researcher Professional 1)

Civil Service, Non-exempt

Target Start Date: September 1, 2016

Term: A term (12 mo.)

Percentage: 50% FTE (20 hrs)


The University of Minnesota Early Language and Experience Lab, directed by Melissa Koenig, has an open position for a part-time project manager.  The funding for this position is from the John Templeton Foundation, and is part of a collaboration between Melissa Koenig and Valerie Tiberius at the University of Minnesota and Kiley Hamlin at the University of British Columbia.   The projects target infants’ and toddlers’ identification of moral and epistemic models in development using a range of experimental tasks and behavioral measures.  We seek applicants with strong experience in infancy and/or early childhood research.  If you are interested, please contact Melissa Koenig (mkoenig@umn.edu) and Kiley Hamlin (hamlin@ubc.edu).


The Project Manager in Minnesota will report directly to Melissa Koenig (PI) and duties will include recruiting study participants from the ICD database (IPP), supervising student RAs, working with graduate students, and testing infants and toddlers in behavioral experiments. Based on the candidate’s qualifications, additional duties may also include stimulus construction, audio and video editing, data management, or statistical analysis. This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal; and a September 1 start date.  Duties will include:


Data Collection  

- Greet and consent the family, guide the family through the research battery, and/or assist the lead experimenter with the session

- Participate in non-diagnostic social scientific tasks during participant testing where subjects are typically presented with agents solving problems and behavior is recorded for later coding

- Observe and code data

- Ensure protection and storage of data and participant information on a secure server

- Help create materials for novel lab tasks

- Use MS Excel and/or SPSS to document information collected in the study

- Evaluate the data for compliance with IRB and budget restrictions

- Perform other responsibilities to support the research lab


Recruit participants  

- Understand the research and participant recruitment process and comprehend the value and importance of gathering, organizing, and maintaining research data results

- Conduct telephone recruitment of child participants by calling families on registries or lists indicating an interest in participating in child and family development research studies

- Acquire informed consent from participants

- Screen confidential health information for assessment of inclusion and exclusion criteria following existing scripts to assess study eligibility

- Draft correspondence and send out participant packets by email, including sending attachments with information regarding appointment and directions

- Schedule, update, and cancel appointments with children and families participating in the research study

- Organize and track study files (electronically and by paper) including participant appointment card, calling log, and files to be sent to family such as welcome letter and directions

- Communicate with Dr. Koenig any and all new and/or rescheduled appointments and track whether the appropriate files have been sent or re-sent to staff and families


Train and Supervise Student Research Assistants

- recruit, train, and supervise a staff of undergraduate research assistants


Laboratory Coordination Responsibilities  

- Manage clerical responsibilities for research projects and maintain records; collect and organize receipts and justify purchase transactions

- Manage IRB protocols (amendments, updates, and communication)

- Update lab website

- Order and maintain laboratory supplies

- Communicate with Information Technology support staff

- Use MS Word/PowerPoint to support manuscript and conference presentation preparations

- Meet regularly with Dr. Koenig to discuss research projects


Required qualifications: 

- BA/BS in child psychology, or related field, or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years

- Coursework in psychology or cognitive science (philosophy coursework considered a plus)


Preferred qualifications:

- At least one year research experience in a laboratory setting, working with infant/toddler research subjects

- Coursework or background in cognitive development, cognitive science, philosophy

- Ability to manage multiple tasks

- Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

- Ability working both independently as well as with others on concurrent research projects

- Willingness to commit to 1 year in this position


- Willingness to work occasional weekend hours for testing participants


How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.


For external candidates (not U of MN employees):

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To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


About the Department

The Institute of Child Development (ICD) at the University of Minnesota has long been a premier center for scholarship, teaching, and outreach devoted to the understanding and fostering of child development.  Founded in 1925, the Institute is one of the oldest departments studying children’s development in the United States.  From its inception, a key tenet of the department has been to “give away” child psychology.  This philosophy has created an environment rich with collaborations, new ideas, and exciting interdisciplinary work. A critical component of ICD is the Center for Early Education and Development (CEED) which conducts applied research, professional development and policy education and community outreach to effect positive change in early education, child care, and public policy.


Developmental Psychology Laboratories at Rutgers University, Newark Campus

The Developmental Psychology Laboratories at Rutgers University, Newark Campus, directed by Drs. Elizabeth Bonawitz and Vanessa LoBue are currently recruiting a full-time Lab Manager to coordinate and conduct developmental research with infants and children. The lab manager will be responsible for recruiting and overseeing studies in both Dr. Bonawitz’s Computational Cognitive Development Lab and Dr. LoBue’s Child Study Center.


The primary role of the lab coordinator will be to work with local schools and community organizations to recruit participants and organize data collections. The lab coordinator will also be expected to play an active role in all stages of the research in both labs, including 1) conducting experiments with infants, children, and adults in laboratory and school settings; (2) training and supervising undergraduate and graduate researchers; (3) administrative duties, such as daily record keeping, data management, equipment purchase, and maintenance of lab participant database; (4) coordinating between two independent research labs, and (5) providing general support to researchers.


Preferred start date is August/September 2016, with a 2-year desired commitment, further extendable depending on fit. Requirements: Bachelor's degree in related scientific field or discipline, or an equivalent combination of education and/or relevant research experience and knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Administrative experience and experience working with children is preferred. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, an ability to work independently, and an interest in development are a must. The applicant should be comfortable interacting with children of all ages, with undergraduate students, and especially with parents and community members. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is not required, but preferred.


To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter to Dr.s LoBue and Bonawitz (vlobue@psychology.rutgers.edu; bonawitz@psychology.rutgers.edu). The cover letter should describe your relevant experience, and should in particular address your experience engaging with local community groups or schools.


Rutgers University, Newark is located in the heart of New Jersey’s largest city and is an easy 25-minute train ride from downtown Manhattan.


Research Assistant Psychology Smith College

Research Assistant


Smith College


Smith College seeks a Research Assistant to prepare testing materials and conduct experiments on language acquisition in children in the refinement of a novel assessment test for 2-3 year olds in English. Responsible for assisting in stimulus design, recruiting children and schools in accord with appropriate human subjects procedures, communicating with parents and teachers, and traveling to test in nursery schools, Head Starts, and day care centers. Maintain and manage records and consent forms and ensure data is accurately recorded and secured. Responsible for making contacts with likely testing sites in schools and daycares in a wide radius of Northampton, establishing and maintaining contacts and correspondence with principals, teachers and parents.


Research involves coordination of three different sites: University of Delaware, Temple University, and Smith College, requiring regular email and phone communication among the PIs and RAs. This is a full-time, 1 year grant-funded position with the possibility of renewal.



Data Collection: Conduct studies at Smith College and other area preschools possibly within a 50 mile radius.  Negotiate testing times with the schools as well as testing children.


Data Management: Transcribe and code videotapes of children. Manage scoresheets, consent forms, and computer data Enter data into Excel and Filemaker Pro databases, conduct statistical tests using SPSS software, and create summaries of data sets in graphic and table form. Correspond and share data across research sites, set up conference calls, prepare talks and posters.


Laboratory Management: Manage the IRB status of experimental studies, supervise and coordinate undergraduate research assistants. Organize, store, and maintain testing materials, videotapes, supplies and equipment (e.g., cameras, testing laptops).



Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Education or Linguistics, with training in language acquisition and developmental psychology in particular, rigorous experimental design training and statistics, and hands-on experience with preschool children. Must hold a valid driver’s license, have own transportation and be willing to travel to preschool sites. Must pass CORI (criminal background checks) and fingerprinting mandated by schools.


Skills: Strong organizational, managerial and interpersonal skills needed.


Review of application will begin immediately.  To be considered for this position, apply on-line at http://smithcollege.hiretouch.com



Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer


University of Massachusetts Boston Social Processes, Affect, and Neuroendocrinology lab,

The University of Massachusetts Boston Social Processes, Affect, and Neuroendocrinology lab, directed by Dr. Keith Welker, is seeking a full-time research assistant (RA) to start in Fall, 2016. The SPAN lab investigates the roles of hormones and affect in relationships and aggressive behavior. This position is well-suited for motivated graduating undergraduate students and post-baccalaureates preparing to apply to graduate programs in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field.  Below is an in-depth job description and summary of the requirements for this position. Candidates can apply for this position using the Interview Exchange system at the following link: https://www.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=72934


Job Description:

The Research Assistant within the Psychology Department will be responsible for managing daily lab activities and scheduling with respect to recruitment and retention of participants in ongoing studies in Dr. Keith Welker's Social Processes, Affect, and Neuroendocrinology Lab.   The incumbent will be responsible for scoring psychological tests; running research participants; designing Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols; writing feedback/debriefing letters to participants; managing research databases; testing research participants; and assisting with literature reviews and drafting manuscripts.  The Research Assistant will also assist in the hiring, training and supervising of undergraduate work study students, as well as organizing work schedules and assisting in the evaluation of the work performed by the students. Duties include, but are not limited to:

•    Recruit and schedule subjects for testing, including contacting participants and families via mail and phone;

•    Participate in interviewing research participants, as well as collecting research data both on-and off- campus;

•    Score, analyze and enter research data collected as part of the study into appropriate databases and files;

•    Comply and ensure all safety policies, practices and procedures within the lab are followed; report all unsafe activities to supervisor;

•    Implement and maintain participant tracking databases and ensure that information is accurate and up-to-date; coordinate record keeping and manage the supply of study materials;

•    Assist in the hiring, training and supervising of undergraduate students; organize work schedule and assist in the evaluation of work upon completion;

•    Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) with the preparation of journal articles and presentations for conferences; conduct literature searches and provide relevant information to the PI;

•    Monitor the quantity of lab supplies and other office supplies; order lab supplies when necessary; maintain and organize data files;

•    Understand and comply with all policies, practices and procedures of the department and University, while working in a laboratory setting;

•    Engage in other study-related administrative duties, including making photocopies and completing and submitting forms and requests, as assigned by the PI;

•    Prepare and submit revisions and updates to the Institutional Review Board (IRB);

•    Perform other duties as assigned. 



Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Biology, or closely related field, with significant Psychology coursework, and a minimum of one year of prior psychological research experience is required.  Occasional nights and weekends may be required for the purpose of conducting research. 

•    Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, SPSS and other statistical software

•    Ability to work as a member of team in a manner supportive of the department and University procedures, policies and goals;

•    Ability to protect confidentiality of participant and college information;

•    Ability to provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge and skills;

•    Ability to establish effective relationships with internal team members, research participants and community members;

•    Ability to communicate with others in a courteous and helpful manner;

•    Ability to interact with technical support staff to solve potential technical problems;

•    Strong oral and written communication skills;

•    Strong organizational skills;

•    Strong statistical background.

lab technician


I’m hiring a lab technician for a new study looking at structural and functional brain development using image-based fNIRS and MRI. If you know any talented individuals, please encourage them to apply!

Details can be found at:


John Spencer

Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Harvard University

The Affective Neuroscience & Development Lab at Harvard University, directed by Professor Leah Somerville, is seeking one full-time Research Manager to begin in Summer or Fall 2016. The Research Manager will be responsible for overseeing the conduct of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development (HCP-D), a multimodal brain imaging study of developmental changes in brain connectivity and function in a large sample of 5-21 year olds.

The Research Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day to day conduct of the Lifespan Human Connectome Project in Development (HCP-D). The Research Manager will be independently responsible for the following activities:

-        Serves as liaison between study researchers and PI
-        Serves as daily supervisor for four full time Research Assistants
-        Oversees creation and modification of IRB materials, and ensures compliance of all research practices
-        Tracks the financial state of the project; develops and monitors budgets and spending
-        Works closely with the research teams at three co-participating institutions to ensure consistency of research practices
-        Generates written and oral presentations reporting on study milestones
-        Data acquisition using behavioral, psychophysiological, and brain imaging (MRI/fMRI) techniques
-        Oversees data management and public release; develops systems for data management as needed
-        Supervises recruitment and tracking of participants
-        Performs data analysis; makes figures and tables communicating study progress and findings
-        Performs administrative duties

Basic Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and seven (7) years’ experience that includes managing complex research projects, conducting research in psychology/psychiatry/neuroscience or biomedical research or a Master’s degree and five (5) years’ experience managing complex research projects and conducting research in psychology/psychiatry/neuroscience or biomedical research.

Additional Qualifications:  Excellent leadership and organizational skills, and must demonstrate the ability to lead a team. Communication skills must be sufficiently strong to maintain excellent rapport with child and adolescent participants and their parents, researchers, and administrators across the University. The following skills will confer an advantage, but are not necessary to receive consideration: Experience working with children and adolescents in experimental settings and/or visiting schools to conduct research; working with diverse populations; clinical interviewing; community outreach; tracking of finances; experience with brain imaging, psychophysiological, or brain imaging research; expertise in statistics; experience conducting multi-site research studies; experience preparing federally funded research applications and/or progress reports; experience as direct supervisor of staff. Please comment on relevant skills and interests in your application materials.

Additional Information:  All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.  This is a two-year term position with renewal dependent upon grant funding. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.  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).  Your cover letter should include a statement of skills and interests, and the names of three references.

To apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to andl@g.harvard.edu and submit the application online. Go to https://goo.gl/ROjwxF and search for Auto Req ID # 39400BR. Questions about the position may be directed to Leah Somerville (somerville@fas.harvard.edu).


Full-time Research Assistant Position in Cognitive Development at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Full-time Research Assistant Position in Cognitive Development at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Drs. Andrei Cimpian and Marjorie Rhodes of New York University are seeking a full-time research assistant to coordinate research on cognitive development and social cognition in young children. Information about their research is available here: kidconcepts.org and cimpianlab.com.

Job duties include:
* Conducting experiments with children and adults in laboratory, museum-based, and school-based settings
* Training and supervising undergraduate research assistants
* Administrative duties, including data management and maintenance of budgets, lab web pages, and participant recruiting systems
* Working with local schools and museums to recruit participants and organize offsite data collection
* Providing general support to researchers

Applicants should have:
* A bachelor's degree in psychology or cognitive science
* One or more years of research experience
* The ability to work independently
* Keen attention to detail
* Excellent communication and public relations skills
* Strong organizational, computational, managerial, problem-solving, and analytic skills

How to apply:
Please send the following documents collated in a single pdf file to Kathryn Yee (kathryn.yee@nyu.edu) with the subject line “Research Assistant Position”:
* A cover letter describing your research experience, relevant skills, and career goals
* A current resume/CV
* An unofficial college transcript

Please arrange to have two reference letters from research supervisors emailed directly by the supervisors to the same address.

For best consideration, please apply by June 15, 2016. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2016. A two-year commitment is preferred, pending funding.

The Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital

The Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital has an opening for a full-time research assistant (RA) in Psychology.  The Biobehavioral Research Laboratory (BRL) conducts biobehavioral studies examining the effects of maternal and child stress and trauma exposures on young children’s risk for poor developmental outcomes. The current project involves follow-up of a cohort of mothers recruited in pregnancy and their children for assessments when the children are 3 and 5 years old. The goals of this study are to test whether prenatal and postnatal stress exposures predict child outcomes, including cellular aging, stress reactivity, neurodevelopmental functioning, and emotional and behavioral problems.  The main RA responsibilities include scheduling and conducting home and laboratory visits; collecting behavioral, questionnaire, and biosample (blood, urine, hair, saliva) data; data cleaning, data entry, and other data management activities; and administrative tasks (e.g., preparing study materials, ordering supplies, interfacing with other study sites).


Requirements include:

  1. Degree in an appropriately related discipline, preferably in a Life, Health, or Social Sciences field, with a minimum of one year of related experience. 
  2. Experience working with children, preferably young children.
  3. High attention to detail and organizational skills, ability to multi-task, and well-developed analytical skills.
  4. Well-developed communication skills. 

5.    Sensitivity in working with multicultural populations, traumatized women, and young children.

6.    Flexible schedule, including some evenings and weekends. 

  1. Willingness to collect biosamples, including blood. Phlebotomy experience is a plus. Phlebotomy training can be provided.
  2. Fluency in both English and Spanish is a plus.
  3. Driver’s License is required to drive to participants’ home when needed. Personal car is not required.
  4. 2-year minimum commitment.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 


If interested and meet the above requirements, please send a CV and cover letter to BRL_Psychiatry@childrens.harvard.edu.

CJJ is hiring a Project and Office Assistant

CJJ is hiring a Project and Office Assistant! He/she will be responsible for providing ongoing project support for all staff, as well as the core operational functions of a dynamic national nonprofit. The assistant will:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the office,
  • Assist with all administrative processes and logistical planning for conferences/meetings,
  • Assist with all aspects of member recruitment and retention, and
  • Serve as support for project development, fundraising, communications, and webinars.

Click here to view the full job description. This hourly position ($16/hour) is part-time (approximately 16-20 hours per week), with a flexible schedule. It is ideal for a current graduate-level student.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and a minimum of three references to careers@juvjustice.org. No phone calls please.


Applications accepted until position is filled.


Please note: due to the volume of responses anticipated, CJJ is unable to acknowledge each application received. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified directly.

administrative position

We are looking for someone to fill an administrative position
for our lab. A recent graduate who is interested in doing a gap year (or more) before grad school could be great for this position. We need someone who is proactive and energetic and who can quickly acquire new skills. I've attached the posting for this position. 

Please ask anyone you think could be good for this position to apply to Eileen Horng (eilai@stanford.edu).





Sherri Widen, PhD

Social Science Researcher

E-mail: swiden@stanford.edu



Center for Education Policy Analysis

Stanford University

520 Galvez Mall, CERAS Building, 5th Floor Stanford, CA 94305-3001


CEPA website: http://cepa.stanford.edu/


Research Assistant/Data Management , Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

Research Assistant/Data Management , Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research & Treatment (RI-CART) is looking for a highly organized and energetic person serve in a data management capacity.  RI-CART is an exciting and unique state-wide research consortium and patient registry effort. Since its inception in 2013, RI-CART has enrolled over 1,000 individuals into the patient registry, and has developed strong partnerships with community providers and stakeholders. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work as part of a growing multidisciplinary team. In addition to work on the RI-CART consortium, this position will also work on the Autism Precision Medicine Program that is part of the Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute (HCII) based at Brown University. More information about RI-CART can be found at www.AutismRI.org. More information about the HCHII can be found at www.brown.edu/initiatives/child-health . 


The Specifics of the job are as follows:



Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/MIS or related field, or Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related fields and relevant experience; Knowledge of statistical analysis; Two years of database development and data management work. Exposure to data analysis, data management and documentation, preferably in a research or academic environment. Candidate with research experience and SPSS and REDCap programming experience preferred.


Job Description:
Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator, analyzes and defines the informational requirements of the Rhode Island Consortium for Autism Research and Treatment (RI-CART; www.autismri.org ) and the new Hassenfeld Child Health Innovation Institute at Brown University (www.brown.edu/initiatives/child-health), and designs systems and processes to meet those needs. Coordinates daily database activities, supports staff in data analysis, and serves as liaison with Information Services on systems development and utilization. Serves as data management project lead for assigned research project team(s) to develop operational databases for data collection and study participant tracking, using a variety of software programs.  May perform basic statistical analysis and reporting. Documents, maintains, and ensures the confidentiality and integrity of the data.  Provides a variety of reports summarizing research data.


Position involves data programming, management, and processing for multiple research projects focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder and related developmental disorders. Primary responsibilities involve creating data entry and electronic data capture systems, managing multiple large databases, data processing, data quality control, oversight of data entry and cleaning, basic statistical analysis, and preparation of graphs and tables. Experience with programming in REDCap, SPSS, and Access are preferred. Knowledge of statistical analyses in SPSS is preferred. Opportunities to assist with manuscript preparation are available if desired. Position involves working within a multidisciplinary research team.


Interested applicants should contact Carrie Best, RI-CART Project Coordinator, at CBest@lifespan.org .   Please be sure to include a cover letter and CV/resume. Please also be prepared to arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed upon request.


Dr. Rebekah Richert, at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator.

Dr. Rebekah Richert, at the University of California, Riverside is seeking a full-time Lab Coordinator.


The purpose of this position is to provide support for the Childhood Cognition Lab (CCL), which conducts research on cultural influences on cognitive development in early childhood. The lab coordinator works with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers on projects related to children's learning through media and a longitudinal study of children's religious concept development. Duties include managing and leading research projects in the lab: designing studies, creating stimuli, recruiting participants, testing children and adults, coding videotaped interactions, data entry, analyzing data, and participating in the final synthesis of research for publication. The position also involves administrative duties, such as interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling undergraduate volunteers, managing participant recruitment, purchasing equipment, and planning lab events and meetings. Individuals in this position are encouraged to contribute to conference and manuscript submissions. The position is full time (salary is commensurate with experience), offers health benefits, and requires a one-year commitment starting July 1, 2016. A renewal for a second year is possible.


To apply, please visit: https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_browser&public=true&module=jobs


Filling this position soon is a top priority, so review of applications will begin on June 10, 2016 and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.    



The purpose of this position is to provide support for the Childhood Cognition Lab (CCL), which conducts research on cultural influences on cognitive development in early childhood. The lab coordinator works with undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral researchers on projects related to children's learning through media and a longitudinal study of children's religious concept development. Duties include managing and leading research projects in the lab: designing studies, creating stimuli, recruiting participants, testing children and adults, coding videotaped interactions, data entry, analyzing data, and participating in the final synthesis of research for publication. The position also involves administrative duties, such as interviewing, hiring, training, and scheduling undergraduate volunteers, managing participant recruitment, purchasing equipment, and planning lab events and meetings. Individuals in this position are encouraged to contribute to conference and manuscript submissions. The position is full time (salary is commensurate with experience), offers health benefits, and requires a one-year commitment starting July 1, 2016. A renewal for a second year is possible.


To apply, please visit: https://irecruitportal.ucr.edu/irecruit/!Controller?action=jobs_webui.show_page&page=jobs_browser&public=true&module=jobs


Filling this position soon is a top priority, so review of applications will begin on June 10, 2016 and applications will be considered on a rolling basis.    


The Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University is looking to hire a full-time Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator

The Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University is looking to hire a full-time Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator to recruit participants across the lifespan (from childhood through to seniors) to participant in studies across several different research labs in Psychology. For more information on the position please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/exciting-research-career-holly-bolvari-ormsbee-




Research Participant Recruitment Coordinator
(Posting link: www.brocku.ca/hr/careers/position_detail.php?nounion=1&id=1826 )

Posting #:

AP 32/2016


May 27, 2016

Employment Status:

Term Full-Time (12 months), with possibility of renewal


Not Applicable


Lifespan Development Research Centre


Job Group J

Salary Scale:

$41,793 - $61,785 per annum* (effective May 1, 2016)

Hours of Work:

35 hours per week



Job Summary

Have you been told you’re a natural relationship builder? Do you have enthusiasm and passion for psychological research? Do you have a creative and entrepreneurial spirit? This unique position is an amazing opportunity to…

Come Make a Difference… 
You will recruit people of all ages to participate in developmental psychology research studies at the Brock University Centre for Lifespan Development Research by engaging with community members and organizations (on and off-campus), utilizing knowledge of faculty member’s research to recruit research participants from the community. 

Here’s how…
Reporting to the Co-Directors, you will:
• Communicate the goals of the Lifespan Centre’s research projects to community members using specific and understandable terminology to interest community members in the research, help community members make the link to see how their participation can make a difference, and help to develop rapport between researchers and future participants; understand research objectives and processes and identify where this research is being applied locally
• Build relationships with community contacts to develop ongoing sources of potential research participants and strengthen relationships with existing networks, such as parents of young children, for studies involving children; generate interest by speaking about research areas and participation opportunities with any potential participant at any venue;
• Contribute to the organization of recruitment events in Niagara (by managing the logistical details and publicizing the event), to promote participation in the Centre’s research projects;
• Build on intrinsic motivation and generate interest in the results and applications of the study within potential research participants to encourage commitment to a research project; increase the Centre’s research profile and capacity in the community;
• Maintain contact with research participants to build allegiance to the research project and help ensure the participants fulfill their commitment; remain receptive to feedback regarding how to improve the participant recruitment experience;
• Brainstorm with the research team for fresh participant leads;
• Respond to inquiries from the community through e-mail, phone, in-person, Facebook, or other formats;
• Develop and maintain a comprehensive database of potential and actual research participants and protocol procedures.


This may be the right opportunity for you, if you have:
• At least an undergraduate degree in Psychology or a closely related discipline, including the completion of an empirical honours thesis
• Experience working or volunteering on research recruitment projects in or with community agencies, or within a post-secondary environment
• Access to a reliable means of transportation (travel to locations not accessible by public transportation will be required)
• Ability to read and understand scientific literature and a general understanding of human research ethics
• Ability to understand the criteria for recruitment in different research projects and identify appropriate participants
• Demonstrated ability to liaise and present to groups of people on multiple projects
• Superior public relations and interpersonal skills with a variety of audiences, with the proven ability to develop strong rapport with stakeholders
• Strong persuasion, motivation, and sales skills, while communicating the necessary information about the studies
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Excellent time management and organizational skills, and demonstrated flexibility and sound judgement
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, reliably, and to take initiative
• Strong computer proficiency including database management, Microsoft Office, some knowledge of SPSS, and social media in a professional environment
• Post-graduate training (considered an asset)


Why Brock? 
We appreciate a diverse environment, and provide training for those candidates with the right attitude and the willingness to learn. For more information go to https://brocku.ca/about/why!

Salary and Benefit Information
• Targeted Hiring Range $41,793 - $48,000
• Job Group J – Administrative & Professional Staff
• Salary Range $41,793 - $61,785 per annum* (effective May 1, 2016)
• This position includes full comprehensive benefits coverage, including tuition waiver. 
*The salary range indicated is representative of all positions evaluated at this level. Actual salary is determined by assessing related skills, experience, internal equity and market competitiveness, subject to available budget. 
Brock University is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of the applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process, per the University’s Accommodation for Employees with Disabilities Policy (https://brocku.ca/webfm_send/30242). Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

Apply now!

Please submit your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, by applying online below by June 15, 2016. 

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, we will contact only those candidates selected for an interview.


lab manager/research assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver

A new full-time position is available for a lab manager/research assistant in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver. A description of the position is below - for more information and instructions on how to apply, please see <http://www.sokolhessnerlab.com/ra2016>. Applications will be reviewed beginning at 8AM (MST) on WednesdayJune 1, and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Thank you!




The position will be shared between the labs of Peter Sokol-Hessner (The Sokol-Hessner Lab; www.sokolhessnerlab.com) and Kateri McRae (the Automaticity, Affect, Control and Thought (AACT) Lab; www.du.edu/ahss/psychology/aact/) at the University of Denver.
The lab manager/RA will provide research and logistical support to both labs and assist at a high level in ongoing research projects. This will include collecting data using behavioral and physiological techniques, managing datasets, and recruiting and screening study participants. The position will also entail supporting the activities of both laboratories by maintaining Mac and PC workstations and lab facilities; installing software, setting up hardware, and troubleshooting computer-related issues; gathering, organizing and maintaining centralized laboratory information, including lab websites & wikis; and assisting with IRB, training, and financial management. Applicants should have prior experience conducting psychological research, including in participant recruitment, data collection, data storage, and basic data analysis to provide support for these activities and to independently perform them. The ideal applicant should enjoy problem-solving, organization, and the implementation of efficient, long-term solutions. As this position is shared between two labs, applicants should be comfortable managing multiple simultaneous projects and competing priorities to effectively complete tasks in a timely manner. The lab manager will also be expected to develop reliable practices for behavioral and psychophysiological data analysis (including some coding), and support other members of the lab in implementing these practices. Experience coding (especially with MATLAB and/or R) is ideal. In addition, the lab manager will have the opportunity to substantially contribute to new research projects investigating the interactions between emotion, decision-making, and emotion regulation, including analyzing existing data and piloting new studies. The depth or breadth of this involvement will be in accordance with the employee's long-term career goals and abilities.  
This is a full-time position (i.e., 40 hours per week) that comes with DU’s full benefits package, and the funding for this position is contingent on grant funding.  The schedule is reasonably flexible, and requires daytime hours and some evening/weekend availability.
The Psychology department at the University of Denver is a highly collaborative, research-oriented department that values interdisciplinary perspectives (see www.du.edu/psychology for more information).  The University of Denver’s vision is to be a great private university dedicated to the public good.  DU values inclusive excellence, recognizing that its success is dependent on how well it values, engages and includes the rich diversity of constituents (to learn more, please visit http://www.du.edu/cme/ie_du.html).  Students and faculty in the Psychology Department actively contribute to these goals through scholarship, teaching, and service.  DU is situated in the Denver metro area, a vibrant and diverse urban center in the Rocky Mountain region that is home to nearly 2.6 million people.  DU’s urban location supports faculty collaboration across a number of local universities.  DU is comprised of approximately 5000 undergraduates, 6500 graduate students, and more than 600 full-time faculty.



Research Technician II ­– Resilience Project.

Research Technician II ­– Resilience Project.
The Department of Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke University is seeking two full-time bachelor's level employees to join the Resilience Project research team at Duke University.  The Resilience Project, funded by a grant from The Duke Endowment, is a four-institution longitudinal study examining social, academic, and health-related processes across the transition to college and beyond.  The project is a collaboration between researchers and practitioners in student and academic affairs, with the goal of using research findings to inform the development of interventions to promote resilience and well-being in college.
Ideal candidates are recent college graduates who are organized and detail-oriented; have excellent communication skills; and are comfortable working on a collaborative team with faculty members, administrators, and other academic professionals.  The individuals in these positions will participate in the collection and management of quantitative data and contribute to other activities involved in the implementation of a large-scale longitudinal research study bridging the areas of social, clinical, and developmental psychology. This position will provide excellent experience for those planning to apply to graduate school in psychology or related fields.  Competency with one or more of the following is highly desirable: Excel, SAS, SPSS, Qualtrics, and/or basic web coding (html, php, css).  Research experience and experience with data analysis is also preferred.  To apply visit Duke Human Resources (requisition numbers 401104111 and 401104104) and send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for at least one person who can serve as a reference to Dr. Molly Weeks at molly.weeks@duke.edu.  

Univ. of Michigan Lab Coordinator

Lab Coordinator

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and future goals. In addition, please provide contact information for three references.

Job Summary
The Methods, Sex differences, and Development Lab, or M(SD), directed by Dr. Adriene Beltz in the Department of Psychology seeks to hire a full-time Lab Coordinator.

The goal of the research in the lab is to develop and apply novel quantitative approaches in order to reveal the ways in which the brain mediates biological and environmental influences on behavioral sex differences across development. To achieve this goal, data are collected from children, adolescents, and young adults using multiple methods, such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), salivary hormones, observations of social interactions, daily diaries, cognitive tests, and online self reports.

This would be an excellent position for a recent graduate seeking to gain additional research experience prior to graduate school. There will be training in multiple methods and opportunities for co-authorship on presentations and publications. The successful candidate will be highly-motivated, reliable, conscientious, and organized.

The Lab Coordinator will play an integral role in the establishment and functioning of the lab by fulfilling research, management, and supervisory responsibilities.

Lab management tasks (20% time)
Ordering supplies
Running and maintaining equipment
Organizing materials and resources
Overseeing the website
Research tasks (60% time)
Writing and maintaining Institutional Review Board protocols
Establishing data collection procedures
Developing study stimuli and data collection instruments
Creating project manuals and code books
Collecting, entering, processing, managing, and analyzing data
Supervisory tasks (20% time)
Training Assistants in Research (temporary positions)
Overseeing and supporting Assistants in Research assignments (e.g., data collection, coding, and entry)
Required Qualifications*
High school diploma or Associate's degree
At least 1 year of experience
Excellent organizational, communication, problem-solving, writing, and computing skills
Familiarity with SPSS or similar software
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Attentive to details and able to manage simultaneous projects
Desired Qualifications*
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
Experience with or an eagerness to learn fMRI methods, advanced statistics, programming (e.g., in Matlab or R), and online data collection
Research interests in the development of brain and behavioral sex differences
Additional Information
One year term-limited position with excellent possibility of extension
Start date is negotiable, but August 1, 2016 is preferred
Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.