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Interested in Publishing Your Research Project? 

COVID-19 has disrupted research at Yale, and students have lost countless opportunities to present, discuss, and receive feedback on years of work. If you want your research project to be constructively evaluated by graduate students and professors or published online and in print for the Yale community, submit your work to the Yale Undergraduate Research Journal (YURJ)!

YURJ is the only journal that covers the academic breadth of student research at Yale. Submissions are given comprehensive feedback by experts in your field and evaluated for publication on our website and in a physical edition (with free copies provided for authors).

It’s free to submit, and we are looking for any research done by Yale undergrads, including senior theses, course assignments, and independent projects. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at with any questions. 

Submissions are due June 1st!


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Jobs, Fellowships, Internships & Ph.D. Programs

Chicago Booth Full-time RA | Daniel Bartels & Celia Gaertig

Professors Daniel Bartels and Celia Gaertig are hiring a full-tine research assistant to start in the summer of 2020. This full-time RA will be working on projects in marketing, psychology, and behavioral economics.  The emphasis will be on the management and analysis of research studies conducted online, in the research lab, and in field settings. We are looking for any exceptional graduating seniors or recent graduates who would be interested in working with Professors Bartels and Gaertig for a year or, preferably, two years before applying to graduate school. This position has been an excellent preparation for PhD programs, with previous participants going on to institutions like MIT, Harvard, Berkeley, Stanford, and UChicago.

A job description with information on how to apply can be found at

Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY)

The Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) has a number of program deadlines coming up, and students from all backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply! Offerings include hands-on learning opportunities in healthcare innovation; grant funding for prototyping; and the Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship, a full-time summer accelerator that supports students building companies, nonprofits, creative projects, and more through resources like workshops, mentoring, and $15K of funding. More information at:



The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler Hospital is looking to hire a full-time research assistant to work on a study related to mHealth and severe mental illness.  The position is available for start in the summer of 2020.  In particular, we are hiring for an NIMH-funded project focused on the development and testing of a new mobile intervention for patients with schizophrenia following psychiatric hospitalization, which is run by Brandon Gaudiano, Ph.D. and Ethan Moitra, Ph.D. Additional opportunities will be available to work on related projects testing interventions for patients with suicidality, bipolar disorder, and co-occurring substance use disorders.  The Psychosocial Research Program, located in Providence, RI, is affiliated with the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. For more information, please refer to faculty pages: and

Butler Hospital is a Brown University-affiliated psychiatric and substance abuse hospital located in Providence, RI. Butler Hospital is one of the earliest psychiatric facilities established in the United States. The Psychosocial Research Program at Butler is one of several active research groups at the hospital. Dr. Ivan Miller is the Director and the program is comprised of academic psychologists, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, master’s-level interventionists, and project coordinators. Research in this group is currently funded by numerous NIH grants, and the majority of this work centers on post-hospital transition interventions, suicide prevention, technology-assisted assessment and intervention, mood and psychotic disorders, and comorbid conditions (addictions and physical health problems) conducted in a variety of clinical settings (inpatient, partial hospital, and outpatient).

Please see text of the specific job posting below.

Butler - Research Administration Department




Daytime (Monday through Friday) with some evening hours.

Has Benefits


Job Description

Brown University-affiliated researchers working at Butler Hospital are seeking to hire a research assistant for a National Institute of Mental Health-funded study related to mHealth and severe mental illness. 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

Apply online at:

Send all other inquires to Ms. Hyun Seon Park at


Clinically Oriented Research Assistant Position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Full time research assistant needed to join a laboratory within the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital focused on the study of psychotic disorders. Under direct supervision, the research assistant will be responsible for recruiting research subjects into various clinical research studies and assisting investigators in the collection and analysis of study data. 

Studies will include a randomized-controlled trial (RCT) of a psychotherapy intervention for persecutory delusions, conducted within the psychotic disorders program. The research assistant will be responsible for performing psychiatric diagnostic and symptom interviews, administering cognitive tests, and carrying out neuroimaging study protocols. The research assistant will be an integral part of the study team, will regularly attend clinical meetings and will assist with recruitment in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Additional responsibilities include assisting with the development of IRBs, database management, analysis of behavioral and brain imaging data, and assisting with manuscript preparation.  The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and capable of working independently.  Individuals interested in mental health, the biological basis of mental disorders, and psychosocial clinical trials are especially encouraged to apply.  The position requires a high level of interpersonal skills, organization, attention to detail, and problem-solving abilities.  It is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing a PhD in clinical psychology (or related field). Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in psychology or a related field (e.g. neuroscience, human development).  Experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.  Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) is essential.  Experience using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) is preferred.  Training in diagnostic interviewing methods, cognitive testing, and neuroimaging data analysis will be provided.  Please send resume to:

The Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is seeking applicants for a full-time clinical Research Assistant (RA) position to begin in July 2020. The RA will serve as coordinator for two projects pertaining to First Episode Psychosis (FEP) research and practice.

The RA will serve as the coordinator of “MAPNET,” the Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment (, a state-funded technical assistance center offering training and support to first episode psychosis programs across the state of Massachusetts. Responsibilities include coordinating training events, evaluating fidelity to clinical best practices, and assisting in the conceptualization and organization of web-based and in-person learning opportunities on topics relating to recognizing and responding to emerging psychosis. Additionally, the RA will assist in the organization of treatment outcomes data gathered by the first episode psychosis programs around the state. As such, there will be occasional travel involved.

The RA will also serve as a liaison between MAPNET and McLean Hospital’s LEAP Center (, an NIMH-funded center for FEP research. MAPNET and the LEAP Center collaborate closely to collect and interpret treatment outcomes data from clients served at FEP treatment programs.

The position is situated in the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, located on the Harvard Longwood campus in Boston. The RA will report to and work closely with Dr. Emily Kline, MAPNET Director. Opportunities for professional development abound and include attending Harvard Longwood psychiatry grand rounds, attending specialized trainings pertaining to evidence-based practices for first episode psychosis, attending meetings focused on public policy relevant to FEP care, and co-authoring white papers, posters and scholarly publications. The right candidate will be highly organized and motivated with a warm and professional interpersonal style.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with FEP stakeholders through the state (youth and families, clinicians, program administrators, researchers, and state leadership)
  • Managing the MAPNET website
  • Consulting to FEP clinics on assessment practices and data storage
  • Conducting clinic fidelity assessments
  • Coordinating professional training initiatives for FEP providers
  • Organizing regional conferences
  • Managing research regulatory requirements
  • Conducting literature reviews and contributing to scholarly presentations and publications


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, public health, social work, or a related field
  • Experience using REDcap, Excel, and SPSS preferred
  • Experience with research studies preferred
  • Experience in human services position (either volunteer or professional) strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with website development (e.g., using Squarespace or Weebly) is a plus

Interested candidates please send one document containing a one-page cover letter, a resume, and three references to Simone Sanders, Your letter should clearly state your experience working in mental health services and/or research, as well as your interest in early psychosis.

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 for more information.

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