Newsletter for Psychology Majors

Jobs, Fellowships, Internships & Ph.D. Programs

Yale in London Program 2020 (deadline 10/15)

Spend spring 2020 in London while earning Yale College credits!
 

■ Students of all majors are welcome

■ No prerequisites are required

■ Opportunities for travel in the UK and Europe

Apply now via mycipe.yale.edu until October 15, 2019.

For more information:
jemma.field@yale.edu
 

 

PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT: The Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is seeking a full-time Research Assistant to coordinate projects in psychological and psychiatric research.  Primary responsibilities will be on studies investigating the psychophysiology of decision making in patients with hoarding disorder. Duties will include participant recruitment, collecting study data, and database management. Other responsibilities may include assistance with grant preparation and article writing, preparation of study materials, and data analysis.  The research assistant will have opportunities to co-author scientific papers and journal articles.

Qualifications include a BA/BS in psychology or related field, including coursework in research methods and/or statistics. An advanced degree beyond the BA/BS is not needed.  Successful candidates will demonstrate a conscientious work style and strong interpersonal skills. This is an excellent entry-level position for a college graduate who is interested in gaining additional research experience before going on to graduate study.

Anticipated start date is January 2020. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please e-mail cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to: Gretchen J. Diefenbach, Ph.D., The Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital at Gretchen.Diefenbach@hhchealth.org.

RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION AT BUTLER HOSPITAL/BROWN UNIVERSITY

The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time and/or part-time research assistant to work on studies related to hospital aftercare programs for patients with severe mental illness (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and comorbid substance abuse).  The position is available for immediate start.  In particular, we are hiring for National Institute of Mental Health and American Foundation for Suicide Prevention-funded randomized controlled trials testing novel psychosocial interventions for patients following a psychiatric hospitalization, which are run primarily by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. There may be opportunities to work on related projects testing psychosocial interventions in other populations (e.g., Veterans, those with suicidal behaviors).  Butler’s Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information about our program, please refer to our department website (http://www.moodtreatment.org) or the Principal Investigator’s webpage at: https://vivo.brown.edu/display/bgaudian

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital (est. 1844) is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. The program is comprised of academic psychologists, a psychiatrist, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous federal and private grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transitions, suicide prevention, mHealth, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addiction and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings.

Please see text of the specific job posting below.

Butler - Research Administration Department

Status

Full-Time or Part-Time

Hours

Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

Has Benefits

Yes

Job Description

Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire research assistants for grant-funded studies of post-hospital interventions for patients with bipolar disorder, psychosis, or comorbid substance abuse. Responsibilities include recruiting and tracking subjects, screening electronic medical records, managing databases, preparing reports, and conducting research assessments with psychiatric patients. Additional duties include working with a multidisciplinary team conducting research in a psychiatric hospital setting. Skills using Microsoft Office, SPSS, and REDCap a plus.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field required. Experience with psychology research and/or working with psychiatric patients desirable.

Application Method

Email cover letter and CV/resume to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at Hspark@butler.org

Research Assistant at UGA

We are seeking to hire a new full-time research coordinator position in my laboratory at the University of Georgia. I was hoping you might be able to help spread the word to anyone looking for a postbacc job. These positions are perfect for folks looking to become more competitive before applying for clinical psychology or neuroscience PhD programs. They’ll have the opportunity to learn a variety of skills (eg administration and processing/analyzing eeg and eye tracking data, clinical interviewing, statistics, coding in R etc) and to publish papers/make conference presentations.

Funding for the position comes from a new R21 grant from NIMH. The study examines mechanisms of emotion regulation abnormalities in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis (i.e., those with prodromal syndromes) using EEG, eye tracking, ecological momentary assessment, and ambulatory psychophysiology. A description of the project can be found here: https://projectreporter.nih.gov/project_info_description.cfm?aid=9885572&icde=46784334&ddparam=&ddvalue=&ddsub=&cr=3&csb=default&cs=ASC&pball=

More information about our lab can be found at our lab website: https://ugacanlab.com

and lab newsletter: https://img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/78ca6852-3784-4127-845e-4b106ef2ef86/downloads/1d0puceki_340789.pdf

The link to apply is located here:

https://www.ugajobsearch.com/postings/124624

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

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Psychiatry Research, is accepting applications for our Clinical Translational Research Coordinator II within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.

In this role, you will be primarily working in the Psychiatric Clinics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which will include work on a study of psychiatric patients with mood, psychotic, or substance use disorders. The study is interested in the shared and separate psychological components across these disorders. Another primary interest in this study is investigating brain changes in the patients. 

Responsibilities include screening and consenting of potential participants, developing and initiating recruitment strategies, conducting clinical diagnostic interviews, and completing neuroimaging protocols.  Also, you must maintain accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, treatment providers, and the IRB.  The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, be comfortable interacting with individuals with psychiatric disorders in a clinical research setting, and have excellent analytic and organizational skills. A minimum two-year commitment is requested and salary and rank will be commensurate with experience level. 

Additionally, you will be responsible for coordinating multiple arms for this study, which includes recruiting, screening and scheduling research participants appropriate to each study arm. Additionally, you will organize collected data, supervise study staff, keep accurate records, and conduct proper research protocols, and ensure the integrity and quality of the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure, and research protocols.

ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, neuroscience, or related field
  • Two years’ research experience or the equivalent
  • Prior experience with psychiatric populations, psychotic disorders in particular, is preferred,
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and data management skills
  • Experience in psychiatric clinical research working with patients is preferred.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their CV along with a cover letter to neil.d.woodward@vumc.org and stephan.heckers@vumc.org.

Research Assistant position(s) in suicide and depression research at Brown University 

Overview:
RAs will work under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Liu at Bradley Hospital, assisting primarily with two NIMH-funded studies using computational methods to model neurocognitive markers and ambulatory indices (i.e., mobile technology including actigraphy, physiological arousal, and ecological momentary assessment) of short-term risk for suicidal behavior in adolescents.

Duties & Responsibilities:  
Responsibilities will include: data collection and management; participant recruitment, retention, and reimbursement; interfacing with the hospital clinical staff and participants recruited from the adolescent inpatient units; supervision of undergraduate volunteers; and IRB submissions and modifications. There may be opportunities to conduct independent research, submit presentations to national conferences, and prepare manuscripts for publication. This position is particularly suited for individuals interested in gaining research and clinical experience prior to graduate or medical school.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field, be very detail oriented, have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be able to work autonomously as well within a collaborative team environment. Experience with data management and statistical software (e.g., SPSS, Mplus, R) and with writing scripts in E-Prime are preferred but not required.

Application information:
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV to: teenmoodandbehavior@brown.edu

Research Assistant at Case Western

We are seeking a research assistant for the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory at Case Western Reserve University. Our studies focus on neurodevelopmental processes of social dysfunction and risk factors for psychotic disorders in children and adolescents. There is opportunity to learn both neuroimaging and clinical skills; a great position for anyone interested in graduate school in psychology or medical school.

Position ID#:  7838

Title: Research Assistant 2

Department: Psychological Sciences

NOTE / HOW TO APPLY

CWRU offers a flexible benefits package including tuition waiver for employees and dependents. Respond in confidence, including salary history to: jobs.case.edu, Human Resources job code #7838.

Position Objective

Working under general supervision, the Research Assistant 2 will plan and carry out the research activities of the Clinical Neuroscience research laboratory.  This position will be responsible for participant enrollment as well as assisting with subject participation in the form of structural and functional MRI scans, and collecting behavioral and neuroimaging data.  The research assistant must be able to work well with study populations including schizophrenia, clinical and genetic high risk for schizophrenia spectrum disorders, adults, adolescents, and children.  This position will also be responsible for managing laboratory functions including data entry, and preparation of manuscripts, presentations, and/or grants.

Essential Functions

1.     Plan and implement behavioral research including clinical interviews, neuropsychological testing and fMRI projects in accordance with IRB guidelines. (25%)

2.     Conduct a series of behavioral and fMRI experiments working with adult and adolescent participants, which may include individuals with psychotic disorders and matched controls. May assist in developing improved behavioral research techniques, projection methods or procedures. (25%)

3.     Collect, maintain and analyze data from behavioral and imaging data sets. (15%)

4.     May assist in grant and manuscript writing. (10%)

5.     Train new staff, specifically undergraduate students; direct the work of students. (10%)

6.     Maintain certain equipment facilities including laboratory space and computers. Oversee inventory. (10%)

7.     Report to and work with the Institutional Review Board. (5%)

CONTACTS

Department: Daily contact with the principal investigator for facilitation and supervision of research activities in the lab as well as weekly contact with the Psychological Sciences staff.

University: Occasional contact with other departments for recruitment and collaborations.

External: Some contact with area clinics for purposes of recruitment.

Students: Daily contact with student employees to help facilitate participation in research activities of the lab.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position will train and supervise undergraduate student employees in the lab.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree and 1 to 3 years of related experience or Associate’s degree in an approved biotechnology program and 2 to 4 years of experience. 

REQUIRED SKILLS 

1.     Has knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within psychology.

2.     Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.

3.     Ability to operate and a willingness to learn new laboratory equipment.

4.     High degree of interpersonal skills in order to enroll participants.

5.     Excellent written and verbal skills.

6.     Ability to work independently as well as in a group environment.

7.     Ability to maintain confidential information of participants.

8.     Ability to meet consistent attendance.

9.     Familiarity with computer programs including Excel, SPSS, Endnote/RefWorks

10.  Ability to meet consistent attendance. 

11.  Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face-to-face.

Working Conditions

General laboratory environment. If safety procedures are not followed, there may be exposure to hazards in the imaging facility, as a result of the fMRI’s strong magnetic field. The laboratory ,located in Mather Memorial Building on Case Western Reserve University’s main campus, includes testing rooms and office space. The research assistant may be required to work at multiple sites and may be asked to be present at imaging technology locations.  Must have reliable form of transportation. Must have valid Ohio driver’s license.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

5 year PhD program in Cognitive Science at the ENS

The program is the first of its kind in France, and we have designed it to make ourselves more competitive with similar American programs. Similarly to Yale, student funding will not be tied to any specific advisor, and students will be encouraged to work with multiple advisors.

The Institut Jean Nicod is one important part of the ENS (with an emphasis on philosophy, linguistics, and theoretically innovative psychology). We also have groups here specializing in cognitive neuroscience, vision science, and psycholinguistics. It is a dynamic and interesting place to work, and Paris is a great place to live (even with the occasional protest!).

Please visit https://graduateschool.dec.ens.fr for more information.

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