Gregory Aarons, Ph.D. of the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) is currently seeking a research assistant to work on his research studies regarding implementation of evidence-based practice. The implementation of evidence-based practice into real-world human service settings is an important priority for improving the quality of services and outcomes for individuals and families. Identifying the factors that facilitate successful service implementation and the attainment of desired outcomes requires investigation into the characteristics of and inter-relationships between service delivery strategies, service recipients, service providers, and the organizations and systems within which they are embedded.
Our lab investigates what it takes to effectively implement and sustain clinical practices in community-based settings. Multiple ongoing research studies utilize quantitative and qualitative methods to develop detailed service assessments and improvement recommendations for behavioral health, substance use disorder treatment, and criminal justice service settings within San Diego County and throughout the State of California. Our studies aim to identify and support the organizational factors that improve evidence-based practice implementation and sustainability, including organizational culture, organizational climate, and leadership. Data sources include large administrative data sets as well as original data collected from mental health and social service agencies. Study participants include program executives, supervisors, direct service providers, and their clients.
Under supervision, the incumbent will work as a Research Assistant for the Child & Adolescent Services Research Center (CASRC) in the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Diego. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the management of day-to-day operations of a NIH-funded research study using organizational and leadership strategies to improve the implementation and quality of evidence-based practices in substance use treatment programs. The main duties and responsibilities will include: maintaining contact with research participants, coordinating participant retention and tracking, preparing and administering survey instruments, tracking and downloading data using web-based survey programs, managing data using SPSS and web-based data collection programs, conducting research data analysis, assisting with preparing reports and presentations, and compiling agency feedback reports. Other duties will be assigned as needed.
The ideal candidate will have completed college level coursework in psychology, psychiatry, sociology, or a related field or equivalent knowledge or experience, possess knowledge of public sector mental health and social service organizations, and have demonstrated experience managing survey data and performing basic descriptive analyses using SPSS software.
The position is full-time, starting salary ranging from $2,998 - $3,166 per month. Full benefits available. Preferred start date is as soon as possible and a two-year commitment is strongly preferred.
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Abt Associates is offering Summer 2018 Internship Opportunities for Psychology students. We are currently looking for students pursuing their Masters or Doctorate (although we will be accepting applications from interested Bachelors students) in Psychology and would be interested in helping to conduct a study funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs. The positions are part-time (around 20 hours a week) and pay $20.03/hour. Here is a link to the posting with more information including duties and compensation.
My team is hiring a research associate to support personnel research and policy analysis. This full-time position is a rare opportunity for a candidate with a master’s or bachelor’s degree to work in a research field.
IDA is a great place to work and learn. Many of our research associates go on to complete PhDs or work in government after a few years here. It’s an inter-disciplinary environment with a growing focus on human capital issues in national security. Current projects include the topics of diversity and inclusion in the military, culture and foreign language skills, and officer career development.
Please forward this information to any students who may be a good fit and are seeking full-time employment:
We invite applications for an 18-month Research Associate position in child language acquisition, to work with Dr. Silke Brandt (Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University) and Professor Anna Theakston (Division of Human Communication, Development & Hearing, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester).
The role involves conducting experimental studies of language acquisition and cognitive development with young children, and arranging outreach events for parents and practitioners in the wider community. The project is on children’s implicit and explicit understanding of false belief and their acquisition of epistemic markers. We are looking for a highly-motivated person with an undergraduate degree, and preferably also a postgraduate degree, in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science or a related subject; with experience in conducting experimental studies with young children and their caregivers; with excellent communication and organisational skills; and with experience in ethical issues in psychological research with children. Experience with eye-tracking would be a plus.
You will have the opportunity to join a large and thriving developmental psychology and language research group in the Department of Linguistics and English Language and the Department of Psychology at Lancaster University, and become a member of the ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development, a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester, along with several international partners, http://www.lucid.ac.uk
Closing date: 7 June 2017.
This is a full time fixed term post to begin on or soon after 1 September 2017.
Further details can be found here: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=A1839
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The Gaab Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital is looking for a Research Assistant for a number of new projects examining language and reading development from infancy to adolescence. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies (for English and Spanish speaking families) which will include close interaction with pediatricians in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and structural/functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals). We are in particular looking for someone who is bilingual (English-Spanish) and who has experience with the administration of standardized tests (in English and Spanish).
The position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, developmental psychology, education, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful. Prior experience with infants and children would be very helpful. Excellent/Native Spanish language knowledge is required. Demonstrable pre-existing interest in developmental psychology/ cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy, statistics or machine learning helpful. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with infants, children and families. Start date ASAP. Please send a cover letter and CV to Nadine.firstname.lastname@example.org before May 28th.
The Cognitive Development Center (www.colorado.edu/cognitivedevelopment and www.facebook.com/CognitiveDevelopmentCenter), directed by Yuko Munakata at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a full-time Professional Research Assistant to begin July 2017. The lab studies the development of executive functioning, investigating how children learn to achieve goals by planning ahead, stopping themselves from doing things they shouldn’t do, flexibly switching from one activity to another, and solving problems. The lab also explores social and contextual factors that shape the development of executive function, and implications for intervention.
* Managing an active lab of 15-20 undergraduates, graduates, and postdoctoral researchers
* Assisting and training new lab members on interacting with families, running experiments, coding videotapes, etc.
* Recruiting families and new personnel
* Maintaining and upgrading experimental, computer, and a/v equipment
* Overseeing purchases and participant funds
* Managing lab database and website
* Assisting with preparation of publications and grant proposals
Opportunities to gain research experience in developmental cognitive neuroscience are also available.
Preferred Qualifications Include:
*Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
*Leadership or managerial experience, particularly with peers or more senior individuals
*Experience with children
*Strong writing and communication skills
*Statistical analysis skills
*Experience in any aspect of developmental cognitive neuroscience
*Prior experience working in a lab/research setting
We are particularly interested in bright self-starters who are motivated, organized, conscientious, resourceful, and flexible, and who work well both independently and as part of a team.
Salary is competitive and benefits are included.
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In addition to providing an exciting research environment, the Boulder and greater Denver area offers an exceptional quality of life. Spectacularly situated at the eastern edge of the Rockies, this area provides a wide variety of extraordinary outdoor activities, and an average of 330 sunny days per year, and also affords a broad range of cultural activities.
Review of applications begins May 29th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
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A research assistant position is available in the Psychology Department at RutgersUniversity in Newark, New Jersey. The Mathematics, Reasoning and Learning Lab (mrlab.rutgers.edu) studies the cognitive
neuroscience of mathematics learning, with applications to typical and atypical development, such as mathematical learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders. A key feature of our research is combining functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with outside-the-scanner training paradigms.
Responsibilities will include data collection from child and adult research participants in a behavioral and functional brain imaging setting, contacting and scheduling research participants and their families, managing institutional review board (IRB) protocols, and data analysis.
Requirements include spoken and written proficiency in English; a minimum of a bachelor-level degree (e.g., BA or BS), preferably in psychology, mathematics education, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, biology, or a related field;and willingness to make a 2-year commitment. Preference will be given to
applicants who have experience in cognitive neuroscience research with human participants, are proficient with the Linux computing environment, have used presentation software such as E-prime or PsychoPy, and can program in a scripting language such as Matlab or Python. Prior experience with children, including children with learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorders, is desired.
Rutgers is the state university of New Jersey, and its Newark campus is in the state’s largest city. Newark is only minutes from Manhattan by train, and is undergoing a renaissance of its own. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a deadline of June 15th. Please send application to Nermine Ghazy email@example.com and include a 1) cover letter detailing research interests and career plans, 2) resume or CV, 3) transcript (unofficial acceptable) and 4) contact information for 3 references.
This is a reminder of our upcoming “Know Your Rights: Immigration and Protests” event on Tuesday March 28th 7-10PM at the JC Cinema in partnership with Mason DREAMers (during DREAM Week), the ACLU of NOVA, and the GMU chapter of the AAUP. We have a stellar panel of ACLU leaders, immigration and criminal rights attorneys, and Mason DREAMers to generate dialog about our civil liberties and building alliances. Please come and share with interested others.
Bethany L. Letiecq, PhD
Associate Professor and Program Director
Human Development and Family Science