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Full-time Research Assistants needed at Brown University
Note: We aim to increase the diversity and representativeness of our laboratory and the families it serves. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and/or who speak Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.
PI: Jared M. Saletin, PhD Co-Investigator: Mary A. Carskadon, PhD
We seek to understand how sleep and sleep loss impact the developing brain’s ability to learn and process information. Our studies draw from cognitive neuroscience, sleep research, and child psychology, and involve both typically developing youth and those with neurodevelopmental differences. Our team is part of the E.P. Bradley Hospital Sleep Research Laboratory (Dr. Saletin is the Associate Director and Prof. Mary A. Carskadon the Director). We are affiliated with Bradley’s COBRE Center for Sleep and Circadian Rhythms in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, and Brown’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Carney Institute for Brain Sciences, and MRI Research Facility. Our group includes undergraduates, postbaccalaureate staff, pre and postdoctoral trainees, and faculty.
The Sleep and Neurodevelopment Program at Bradley Hospital is looking for full-time research assistants (RAs) to help lead NIH-funded studies. Current themes include sleep and memory, as well as sleep loss in children with and without ADHD. Studies may involve in-person assessments, melatonin sampling, brain imaging, and cognitive testing. Commitment for two years is preferred.
RAs recruit, schedule, and consent research participants. RAs prepare for and conduct data collection including interviews, cognitive tasks, and MRI scans. RAs manage data entry and perform data analyses. RAs order supplies for the study and organize the financials of the lab. RAs also oversee regulatory deadlines such as IRB submissions. RAs contribute to academic activities in the lab such as presentations, publications, and journal club. Lastly, RAs supervise undergraduate research volunteers.
Ideal candidates are excited by human subjects research in the cognitive or neural sciences and interested in graduate school, medical school, or a career in science. A strong academic record is important; research experience is desirable. As a part of the position, you will receive career mentorship from Dr. Saletin.
- Excellent “people” skills and experience with children.
- Access to a car
- Undergrad degree in psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, or a related field.
- Excellent verbal and written communication.
- Effective organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to tackle complex tasks independently.
- Comfort working in a team setting.
- Eager to learn new skills
- Flexible schedule (must be able to work some evenings/weekends per the studies’ activities).
- Commitment to the lab ethos of honesty and accuracy in the scientific process.
- Strong computer skills.
- Prior experience with statistics and/or programming (e.g., R, STATA, SPSS, MATLAB, UNIX, Python) is a plus.
- Past research experience especially with human subjects is desired.
HOW TO APPLY
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Research Assistant position at University of Oregon
The ADDRESS Mental Health Lab at the University of Oregon is looking to hire a full-time Research Assistant starting in summer 2023 (see below for more details). Our team works to improve mental health care engagement, quality, and effectiveness using dissemination and implementation science. We have several projects studying how to increase the general public’s use of evidence-based mental health resources, as well as how to facilitate the implementation of evidence-based interventions through training and consultation. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are looking to get experience in preparation for graduate school. There will also be opportunities for this Research Assistant to contribute to scientific presentations and manuscripts. Learn more about our research and our team through our website: https://www.addressmentalhealth.org.
Please submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional and/or academic references. In your cover letter, clearly state your interest in working with Dr. Alayna Park and describe how you meet the minimum requirements, professional competencies, and any preferred qualifications. Applications will be reviewed starting March 20th, until the position is filled. Visit this link to apply: https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529154/pro-tem-research-assistantassociatepostdoc-cas-psychology-open-pool.
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(Multiple Positions) Full-Time Research Specialist University of Pittsburgh
Research Specialist Position
Decision Neuroscience and Psychopathology Lab (www.dnpl.pitt.edu)
University of Pittsburgh
Director: Alex Dombrovski
PIs: Tim Allen, Vanessa Brown, Aliona Tsypes
We are seeking to hire several full-time Research Specialists to start as early as April 1, 2023 (though start date is flexible). The candidate will work on several NIH-supported studies of learning and decision-making processes in personality disorders, depression, anxiety and suicide. Our lab uses behavioral experiments, computational modeling, fMRI, and EEG. We take a dimensional, transdiagnostic view of psychopathology, yet experienced clinicians on our team train staff in traditional clinical interviews and conduct consensus conferences. Research Specialists assist with the implementation and administration of our protocols. Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to data collection, data management, participant recruitment and retention, and lab administration. Opportunities to contribute to reinforcement learning modeling and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data are also available, contingent upon the applicant’s interest. Prior experience in these latter areas, while advantageous, is not required (we provide the necessary training). The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and quantitative skills, programming experience, some experience in psychology or neuroscience research, and an interest in clinical applications of cognitive neuroscience.
The following skills are preferred: experience with psychopathology and behavioral assessment; programming (R, Python, Matlab, Bash or similar); [f]MRI processing and analysis (FSL, AFNI, SPM). The lab environment is collaborative, and staff acquire a variety of technical skills and a rich theoretical foundation. Successful lab members get support with independent data projects, such as conference presentations and manuscript preparation. This is an excellent position for those interested in obtaining research experience prior to graduate (e.g., clinical psychology) or medical school.
Required: BA/BS in neuroscience, psychology, engineering, economics, statistics, math, or any relevant science field.
Given the extensive training required, a 2- or 3-year commitment is preferred. To apply, please submit a CV, cover letter that describes research interests, and a list of three references to *Amy Lu (Luqu2@upmc.edu)*. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Please visit the lab website at www.dnpl.pitt.edu for additional information.
Research I Coordinator at Florida International University in Miami, FL
Research Coordinator I
Close Date: 03/15/2023
Job ID: 528770
To apply, please go to https://hr.fiu.edu/careers/ and apply to Job ID: 528770
The Center for Children and Families, a University interdisciplinary center at Florida International University (FIU), has 44 faculty associates and more than 100 trainees in masters, doctoral, and professional programs across three colleges four colleges (Arts, Sciences & Education, Medicine, and Public Health,) who study child and adolescent mental health and typical development. The CCF has a tripartite mission that includes research, education, and service and it operates a world-renowned, multi-disciplinary clinic where state of the art, evidence-based treatments are offered to children and families from birth through high school. We offer both group and individual services for a variety of mental health conditions, including ADHD, anxiety, autism, and depression. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other grant funding to the CCF exceeds $14 million annually.
Assists the research investigators by scheduling and administering remote assessments, including structured family observations, of research participants according to established protocols. Assists with coordination of participant recruitment, data collection and management, and scheduling of study sessions.
- Oversees data collection and data management
- Assists the Principal Investigator in short and long-range resource planning for the project.
- Recommends changes on policy and procedures as necessary.
- Assists in coordinating recruitment for clinical studies. Completes screening interviews of potential participants. Interacts with Spanish-speaking individuals.
- Coordinates with families to schedule remote-based evaluations at study assessment points.
- Administers and scores research instruments, psychological tests, and structured family observations to subject participants in person and via phone according to established protocols.
- Organizes paper work and collects data from participants and study staff. Verifies all completed forms and contacts families to clarify information and collect missing information.
- Provides support to facilitate recruitment, scheduling, and data management, as needed.
- Codes remote-based family interaction assessments.
- Manages a small team of volunteers to assist with remote assessments.
- Manages and tracks the distribution of gift card of project's participants.
- Bachelor's degree and two (2) years of experience.
- Bachelor's degree in Psychology or a related field.
- Previous experience working with children and families
- Experience and familiarity with ethnically-diverse populations preferred.
- Bilingual (Spanish) preferred
- $36,000 - $37,000
Two Research Coordinator Positions at UT at Austin
We are hiring two full-time Research Coordinators at the University of Texas at Austin. The positions support clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and are overseen by Drs. Richard Brown and Jasper Smits. More information about our research can be found here. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions have been filled.
For more information and to apply please see the position posting: https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/details/Research-Associate---Psychology_R_00025305
Brief Description of Duties: The responsibilities of the Research Coordinator will include but are not limited to the following activities: coordinating recruitment efforts for ongoing clinical trials; organizing and overseeing data collection and study protocols; conducting clinical interviews and assessments; maintaining and revising IRB protocols; assisting with research compliance reports and procedures; management, cleaning, and preparation of data collected via online survey platforms; supervision of undergraduate students conducting data entry and other tasks; interfacing with research and clinical staff to maintain effective communication regarding participant scheduling, data management, and quality control.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology or a related field. One year of prior research experience (including experience as a student).
Preferred Qualifications: Prior research experience in a psychology lab. Previous experience with data management and use of software programs for statistical analysis.
The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills with attention to detail; show proficiency in managing multiple tasks and working both independently as well as with a team. The Research Coordinator will be provided with training in clinical assessments and will gain experience in general research administration and the preparation of publications and conference presentations. This position is well-suited for individuals interested in pursuing graduate study in clinical psychology. Please contact Drs. Richard Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jasper Smits (email@example.com) with any questions about the positions.
UArizona seeking Undergraduates for Paid Summer Internship in Health Informatics
Interested in research training in health informatics and data science?
Are you a current student or transferring to the University of Arizona in Fall 2023?
Place-based Health Informatics Research Education or PHIRE is a research training initiative for undergraduate students who are (a) currently enrolled or transferring to the University of Arizona, (b) interested in biomedical research, and (c) looking to pursue graduate education in areas related to health informatics. PHIRE offers an intensive, paid summer research experience for 13 weeks (May 15 to August 11, 2023), followed by placement within a thematic minor designed to provide a transformative learning experience in health informatics and biomedical research. Research projects will aim to address health disparities and sociotechnical issues in Arizona and the broader Southwest region. Students from Arizona communities that have been historically disadvantaged are particularly encouraged to apply.
Who is eligible?
- Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of their degree (bachelor’s or associate degree) by May 2023, and will be enrolled at the University of Arizona in Fall 2023
- Preferred disciplines include, but not limited to, any general sciences, social science (e.g., anthropology), life sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering, mathematics, management science, and public health.
- Interest in biomedical/health-related research.
- Available to participate in full-time training and research (35 hours per week) during Summer 2023
Program Duration and Dates
- Summer training: May 15 to August 11, 2023
- Following the summer training program, students will enroll in a personalized thematic minor in health informatics during their junior and senior years at the University of Arizona.
Students will receive a stipend up to $5,915 over the course of the summer (or approx. $455 per week for 13 weeks). The program is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the National Institutes of Health.
- Students can apply by February 28, 2023: APPLY HERE
- Before starting the application, please review the list of documents and information needed at https://phire.arizona.edu/
- Applicants will be invited for an interview and/or notified by March 31st, 2023.
Research Assistant-Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education
Join our team as a Research Assistant with the Organization for Human-Animal Interaction Research and Education (OHAIRE).
Work directly with community-based research participants through an NIH-funded clinical trial of veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and their families.
The position is open until filled and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply early. Seniors graduating this year and recent graduates encouraged to apply.
Clinical Research Coordinator
Posted 02/15/2023 12:42PM (CT)
Hi friends and colleagues,
The Penn Collaborative is pleased to announce an open Research Coordinator position with our team, bridging the research and practice of implementation science. This Clinical Research Coordinator position is a great opportunity for someone with a couple of years of research experience, who is looking for a place to learn and grow. Please share in your circles, and reach out if you have any questions. Details are below, and folks can apply here or email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more info.
Job Announcement - Penn Collaborative for CBT and Implementation Science
The Penn Collaborative for CBT & Implementation Science at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine is pleased to announce an opening for full-time Clinical Research Coordinator-A. This research coordinator will support the online training operations of the Beck Community Initiative, a program focused on novel strategies to implement Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in community mental health care settings. Responsibilities include: administrative support of a web-based training program; working with community therapists to collect study and program evaluation measures according to the protocol timeline; management of data with PHI for various training, implementation, and research projects including multiple databases and data trackers; providing feedback and consultation to participants to enhance their online learning; updating and adapting the web-based training to increase user experience and efficiency; conducting internal monitoring efforts to ensure compliance with policies; conducting literature reviews and assisting with writing of manuscripts; and additional duties as needed.
The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, organized, a good team member, tech-savvy, and have experience in the administrative maintenance of training initiatives, program evaluation, or research studies. Candidates who are fluent in Spanish are particularly encouraged to apply. For more information on the Penn Collaborative and the Beck Community Initiative, please see https://www.med.upenn.edu/penncollaborative/
The position is open immediately, and applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The position will be for at least two years, with the second year contingent on funding at the end of year one.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. This position is contingent upon funding.
More information including pay range and University benefits are listed on the application portal (click for link).
Juvenile Detention Officer-Florence, AZ
Responsible for the safety and well-being of juveniles referred to the Juvenile Court Detention Center by monitoring and maintaining a structured, safe, caring, healthy, and learning environment for juveniles.
TYPICAL CLASSIFICATION ESSENTIAL DUTIES:
- Implements and delivers programs to juveniles, supporting detention philosophy, goals and objectives.
- Provides effective role modeling and mentoring to juveniles in the facility.
- Observes the behaviors of juveniles and situations that occur, recalls facts and prepares written reports.
- Monitors the detention facility to ensure a safe environment for both the juveniles and staff.
- Observes and ensures security of the facility in accordance with applicable Federal, State, County and related laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures for the detention center; determines rule infractions, takes appropriate action, and reports violations and/or incidents.
- Prepares incident reports, updates logs for daily activities, documents and/or reports pertinent incidents to supervision.
- Processes new arrivals into detention facility.
- Escorts juveniles to and from Superior Court courtrooms and throughout the facility, restrained or unrestrained; maintains appropriate level of safety and security during juvenile movement.
- Drives a court vehicle to transport juveniles, as required.
- Reacts to physical confrontations and emergency situations quickly and effectively using sanctioned techniques; takes appropriate actions to effectively de-escalate situations and applies mechanical restraints as necessary.
- Performs physical searches such as pat-downs and strip searches in accordance with statutory requirements.
- May testify at hearing or in court.
- Maintain absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, customer records, and restricted County information.
- Perform other related duties as required.
Implementation Science Program Assistant
Posted 02/15/2023 11:32AM (CT)
Implementation Science Program Assistant
Job Overview: The Baker Center for Children and Families (formerly Judge Baker Children’s Center), a Harvard Medical School affiliate, is currently accepting applications for a full-time position with the Quality Care Initiative (QCI). The Baker Center is an established center of excellence for implementation, training, quality improvement, and service initiatives focused on improving behavioral health for children and adolescents. The QCI works to create access to and lasting improvements in the quality of behavioral health care and other services for all children and families through national community-based implementation and quality improvement initiatives. The Program Assistant will report to the Director of Implementation.
We are looking for an individual who is excited about supporting a collaborative, dynamic team of professionals working to improve mental health care for youth and families. We offer substantial exposure and learning opportunities related to the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, including supporting clinical trainings and participating in organizational and community engagement activities. Individuals seeking experience in the mental health and implementation science field prior to applying to graduate school in clinical psychology or another related field are strongly encouraged to apply.
A minimum two (2) year commitment is required for the position. The Baker Center also has an active Cultural Humility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program to promote diversity in service delivery and staff/faculty recruitment and retention. Applicants representing a diversity of individual and cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to join our team!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Qualifications and Skills:
Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:
Strong applicants will have:
Physical Requirements: Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, finger, grasp, feel, talk, hear and be capable of repetitive motion. Position requires exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly. Work requires close visual acuity. Position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.
Salary and Hours:
Founded in 1917, The Baker Center for Children and Families (formerly Judge Baker Children’s Center) is a Harvard Medical School affiliate with proven leadership in children’s behavioral health. The Baker Center’s mission is to promote the best possible mental health of children through the integration of research, intervention, training, and advocacy. For more than 100 years, the Baker Center has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports children's healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Our research, direct programs and services, training, and advocacy make the Baker Center a preeminent voice and active resource on issues of children's mental health. At the Baker Center, the practices created and tested today will become the best practices of tomorrow. Our programs help children and families chart their own best course for developmental, emotional, and intellectual well-being in community-based settings.
The Baker Center for Children and Families is dedicated to the achievement of equality of opportunity for all its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other protected group status under federal, state or local law. The Baker Center for Children and Families is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The preceding statements shall not be considered a detailed description of all the work requirements of the job. There may be other duties and responsibilities required to achieve the principal functions of the position and to advance the mission of The Baker Center for Children and Families.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials through the employment portal here (https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=5266895):
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Please make sure to include the position title in all materials.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled, and is contingent on confirmed funding. Anticipated start date is June 2023.
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Jobs at Intermountain Health Center
Looking to build a lasting career? Join a team that is inclusive and embraces all individuals. Intermountain Centers is one of the largest statewide behavioral health and integrated care organizations in Arizona. What does building a lasting career look like?
- Top-level compensation packages
- Exceptional health, dental, and disability benefits
- Career and compensation advancement programs
- Student loan forgiveness programs
- 401k company match
- Bilingual pay differential
- Holiday, PTO and employer paid life insurance
- Clinical licensure supervision and reimbursement
- Evidence-based treatment approaches, training, and supervision
- One of the first fully vaccinated COVID-19 workplaces in Arizona
Jobs at Arizona Department of Child Safety
Are you interested in making a difference in the life of a child? Do you have empathy for families going through hardship? Then Arizona Department of Child Safety is looking for you.
Arizona Department of Child Safety has opportunities available at every level. Together we can help children thrive in family environments free from abuse and neglect. Please see the job postings below and a link to all of our careers!
Child Welfare Investigative Specialist
Full-time Research Project Coordinator at the University of Virginia Summer 23
The Program for Anxiety, Cognition and Treatment (PACT) Lab at the University of Virginia, under the direction of Bethany Teachman, Ph.D, in collaboration with the Sensing Systems for Health Lab, under the direction of Laura Barnes, Ph.D, seeks applicants for a full-time Project Coordinator to start July 10, 2023 (though specific start date is negotiable).
The team investigates cognitive processes that contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and related disorders, and we use mobile assessment methods and digital interventions to reduce anxious thinking and increase access to mental health services. The position will involve coordination of lab-, mobile- and web-based data collections, with a focus on using physiological monitoring to detect periods of anxiety and offer targeted mHealth interventions. We work with a broad age range and a variety of anxious populations, including communities that are traditionally underserved (e.g., racial and ethnic minoritized).
Duties will include helping to manage the psychophysiological data collections and cleaning, database management, coordinating IRB applications, assisting with participant recruitment and study protocol implementation, preparation of study materials (including programming support for our development team), training research assistants, and general administrative and lab project support. The Lab Coordinator will also have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and conduct independent research. This is an excellent position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study in clinical psychology or engineering.
Learn more about the position and apply here!
2 Post Bacc Researchers Needed at UNC Chapel Hill
POST BACCALAUREATE RESEARCHERS—UNC CHAPEL HILL
We are seeking up to 2 post-baccalaureate researchers in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill to work on a joint project with Drs. Eva Telzer and Kristen Lindquist. The researcher would work on a unique dataset that combines theories and methods in developmental neuroscience (longitudinal fMRI data), social affective neuroscience (emotional processing, social interactions), health behaviors (health risk behaviors, internalizing and externalizing disorders), and social media and technology use. We specifically are looking for BA-level researchers with skills in recruitment, screening, and data collection with adolescent participants and their families who wish to gain more experience in research for graduate school. Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is highly desirable. The applicant must have a BA in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field by the time the position begins. The position also includes opportunities for professional development and unique interdisciplinary training that will be useful for a variety of academic career paths. Positions begin summer 2022.
Applicants should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 2-3 references for initial review. Here https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/244114. For bilingual applicants, please state explicitly in your cover letter level of fluency in written and spoken Spanish.
For more information about our ongoing research, see
Our labs are committed to diversity and inclusion and we encourage individuals who identify as members of groups historically underrepresented in STEM to apply. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Summer Research Internship at Rush University Medical Center
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 13, 2023
RUSH CHRONOBIOLOGY & SLEEP UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER RESEARCH INTERNSHIP
The Pediatric Chronobiology & Sleep Research Program and the Biological Rhythms Research Laboratory at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago IL, is looking for highly motivated undergraduates with a strong interest in behavioral research, circadian rhythms, and sleep for an exciting 12-week, 40-hour per week, summer research internship. The summer experience is designed to provide relevant and needed exposure to undergraduate students seeking careers in behavioral science research, particularly students from underrepresented populations in circadian and sleep research.
How to Apply:
Submit the below materials by email no later than Monday February 13, 2023.
1. Email a current curriculum vitae (CV) or resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Email a brief personal statement (about 1-2 page) to email@example.com. Discuss your specific reasons for seeking this summer research experience. Include 1) any past research experience; 2) past experience that demonstrates your ability to be flexible in your behavior in order to respond to a challenge (such as working unusual hours); 3) past experience working with children or adolescents; 4) your educational and career plans and why this internship is a priority for your academic/career/life goals. If you are part of an underrepresented population in biomedical, clinical, behavioral and social sciences research (defined here: https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-031.html), then please specify what underrepresented group you identify with and how your background informs your approach or viewpoint to circadian and sleep science. Please put your name at the top of the page and in the file name.
3. Name of at least one academic reference (preferably a professor) who will provide a letter. The applicant must request the letter and the letter should be sent directly to Stephanie_J_Crowley@rush.edu.
• Under direction of the Principal Investigator, Stephanie Crowley, PhD and in collaboration with other members of the research team, summer undergraduate interns will gain a basic understanding of human circadian rhythms and sleep, and perform technical or laboratory procedures of a routine nature and carry out experiments or tests under an established research design.
• As a way to practice scientific literature search skills, writing skills, and presentation skills, undergraduate summer interns will choose a topic of interest related to circadian rhythms and sleep, learn more about this topic by reading the primary scientific literature and present your findings to the lab at the end of the summer.
• Summer undergraduate interns will be provided compensation for the summer experience. No benefits (e.g., no health, dental, life, disability, 4013b, or pension) are not provided. Travel and housing accommodations are not provided. This internship is considered a summer experience, and currently does not offer class credit.
• Be assigned to work on a large NIH-funded research project in the summer of 2023.
• Work 4 or 5 days each week—not always Monday through Friday, often Saturday and Sunday—on research protocols that involve working unusual schedules. Although we attempt to assign hours that correspond to time-of-day preferences, applicants must be able and willing to work on any of the following types of schedules for all or part of the summer program: “morning” shifts from 7:30am-3:30pm; “evening” shifts from 3:30pm-11:30pm; or “night” shifts from 11:30pm-7:30am. Sleep planning assistance (e.g., ear plugs, sunglasses, and light boxes) can be provided to help adjust to work schedules.
• Carry out multiple facets of data collection with adolescent research participants in the laboratory, neuropsychological test administration, bright light treatment, and data entry.
• Learn basic lab procedures, including assessment of circadian rhythms via salivary melatonin, behavioral sleep assessment tools, neuropsychological testing, and delivering light treatment.
• Learn ethical conduct of research with adolescent study participants.
• Appreciate the level of attentive planning and teamwork necessary to carry out a large-scale laboratory study.
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Required Position Qualifications:
• High School Degree.
• College course work in psychology, biology, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology or related science; coursework must have included some laboratory components.
• Demonstrated effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail essential.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task, remaining flexible and managing time effectively.
• Proficiency with personal computers including Microsoft Office.
• Attend Rush University orientation (includes background check and drug screen).
Preferred Position Qualifications:
• Rising junior or senior is preferred.
• Previous courses or lab work in sleep or circadian rhythms.
• Position is in laboratory with exposure to potentially infectious or hazardous materials.
• Rush was recently ranked first for Quality and Accountability among US academic medical centers in a study conducted by the health care performance improvement company Vizient.
• The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
• As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
• RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
• Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Full-Time Research Coordinator Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) Lab at the University of Louisville
Dr. Levinson, the Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) lab at the University of Louisville, is hiring a full-time research coordinator to work on a National Institute of Mental Health supported study examining how eating disorder symptoms and physiology, collected via wearable sensors, across time predict relapse and recovery. As part of this work, we work with a multidisciplinary program that is a cross-collaboration with the engineering department and school of medicine. As such, there will be many opportunities for cross-collaboration with our engineering colleagues. This position will involve working with clinical participants with eating disorders, running the day to day aspects of this study, working on grant proposals and publications, assisting with data preparation, assisting with institutional review board protocols, and working with a large interdisciplinary team both at UofL and with cross-site collaborators. The study coordinator will work very closely with Dr. Levinson and her team on a day to day basis.
Opportunities for involvement in publications and presentations at national conferences are plentiful. Minimum experience is a bachelors’ degree in either psychology, engineering, computer science or a related field. Prior experience with physiological research or large-scale longitudinal data, Python, and SQL are a plus, but not required. Research experience is a must. This position is ideal for someone wanting to go to graduate school in a health-related field. This position is renewable for up to three years and preference will be given to a postbac who can commit to at least two years.
More information about the lab here: www.louisvilleeatlab.com
To apply please send your CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to Luis Sandoval-Araujo at firstname.lastname@example.org. The official UofL job posting will be available soon, and applicants should apply through the posting as well. Application deadline is rolling and will end Feb 15, 2023 or when the position is filled. Start date is flexible, but will ideally be May 2023.
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Are you a scientist who wants to mentor a student this summer? Are you a student from an underrepresented group who wants to gain research experience before applying to graduate school? APA Science is offering $4K to help students research experience with scientist on a campus they choose, $1K for mentors, and $1.5K for students to present their work! Learn more.
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American Psychological Association
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Our next video for Becoming a Psychological Scientist series is here
From Mitch Prinstein, PhD, Grad School Prep GURU: Our next video for Becoming a Psychological Scientist series is here https://youtube.com/watch?v=3ueGQY8mHJo… on interviewing.
You can register for a live Q&A on interviewing (or get recording) here
and for a live Q&A on guidance for students of color here