Newsletter for Psychology Majors

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 https://bit.ly/BartelsGaertig.

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: tsai.city/sf20

Massachusetts General Hospital – Center for Women’s Mental Health

Clinical Research Coordinator Position Announcement

Program Description:

The Center for Women’s Mental Health is a clinical and research program within the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Our Program is dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders associated with female reproductive function. The Center provides a range of clinical services to women which include: consultation regarding the use of psychiatric medications during pregnancy; treatment for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders; treatment for premenstrual syndrome; and treatment of menopause related mood and anxiety symptoms, sleep disorders, and hot flashes. The goal of our research division is to examine a wide range of questions which affect the lives of women with psychiatric conditions. Our research projects mirror the span of our center’s clinical expertise. For more information about the clinical and research program, please visit our website: www.womensmentalhealth.org.

Responsibilities:

The research coordinators in our Program are each assigned 1-2 active research projects and are responsible for the implementation of those projects under the guidance of the principal investigator(s) and the supervision of the senior research coordinator.

The research coordinators are primarily responsible for the following research activities:

·         Conducting research visits with study patients and study clinicians

·         Managing the recruitment, screening and enrollment of research patients

·         Administering psychiatric assessments

·         Phlebotomy and specimen preparation (a phlebotomy course is offered at MGH)

·         Data collection and entry, and database management

·         Preparation and submission of research protocols to the IRB

·         Ensuring compliance with the Partners IRB and other federal and institutional guidelines

·         Periodic special projects, such as a grant submission or a journal article submission

Work Environment:

Currently, our group is made up of six research coordinators, a senior research coordinator, a program assistant, a biostatistician, and eight psychiatrists, two of whom are principal investigators, including the Director. The research coordinators work closely with the study principal investigators and meet twice weekly as a group to review study progress. The group meets once a week for two hours to review clinical cases and ongoing research progress. This is a full-time hourly position with a 9:00-5:30 workday and a ½ hour unpaid lunch. Our Program is located in the Simches Research Building in a combined administrative and clinical space and all work is conducted on-site.

Qualifications:

We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor’s degree. At least one year of research experience, paid or un-paid, is preferred but not required. Please include your undergraduate GPA in your application materials. The salary for this full-time position will start at $33,200 per year, and benefits are available. Candidates who can start by the beginning of June 2020 are preferred. A two-year commitment is strongly preferred.

Skills:

·         Critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems

·         Careful attention to details

·         Time management and ability to prioritize

·         Written and verbal communication skills

·         Microsoft Office and general computer literacy

·         Data management and analysis knowledge is advantageous though not required

Interested applicants may send cover letters and resumes to Lizzie Callaway via email to ecallaway@partners.org or via USPS to 185 Cambridge Street, Floor 2, Boston, MA 02114. 

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

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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