Research Volunteers Needed

The Developmental and Research Laboratory on Eating and Weight Behaviors under the direction of Dr. Marian Tanofsky-Kraff in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology at the Uniformed Services University (USU) is seeking a very highly motivated college or masters student to aid in conducting research. The volunteer would serve as an aid to research coordinators on a NIH-funded trial aimed at preventing eating disorders and reducing excessive weight gain in adolescent military dependents. Primary responsibilities include recruitment of study participants and data collection and entry. Part-time commitment and flexible hours. Reliability and timeliness are critical. This experience is ideal for individuals planning to pursue graduate work in clinical psychology, medicine, or a related field.

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or currently seeking a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Must be reliable, responsible, and self-sufficient
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task is essential
  • Ability to commute to recruitment events and occasionally volunteer on Saturday mornings, preferred
  • Prior research experience preferred

Opportunities for this position include:

  • Research experience working on a federally funded R01 grant
  • Experience interacting with 12-17 year old participants and/or their caregivers at recruitment events, and if scheduling allows, at baseline visits
  • Exposure to a wide range of physical and mental health assessments including body composition, eating behavior, and psycho-social adjustment
  • Potential for recommendation letters depending on overall performance and length of volunteer service

We are looking for a volunteer to start Fall 2017.

If interested, please send letter of interest and CV to Liza Sitz, Program Manager, at liza.sitz.ctr@usuhs.edu.

Two Job Openings at University of Dayton

The positions are salaried, not hourly, and have a bachelor’s degree with a few years of relevant experience as required.  Master’s degree in a relevant field preferred.

Let me know if you or others have questions about these positions.  Thank you!

Application Deadlines:

  • Deadline for Community Engaged Learning and Scholarship Coordinator applications is August 1st.
  • Deadline for AmeriCorps Coordinator applications is July 24th

 Link to both positions:  http://jobs.udayton.edu/postings/search

Position Summaries:

Coordinator, Community Engaged Learning and Scholarship 

(Position Number:  23638)  The person in this position will add to our mission through coordinating community-engaged student programs that seek to sustain just community partnerships and servant leader development.  The Coordinator will coordinate a current community engaged learning student program (Semester of Service); will develop, implement, and then coordinate a new Bonner Leader program; will help build and sustain reciprocal community partnerships; and will assist the Director of Community Engaged Learning and Scholarship with faculty development for deepening and expanding community engagement with local partners through teaching, research, and scholarship.  This position also entails collaborating with campus efforts for work with students in relations to diversity, social justice, civic learning, dialogue across difference, and cultural competency.

We are seeking someone committed to diversity, inclusion, social justice, civic engagement, reciprocal and asset-based partnerships, and to educating students to be justice-minded citizens.

Coordinator, Dayton Corps AmeriCorps Program

(Position Number:  23650)  The person in this position will coordinate the details, partnerships, and execution of the new Dayton Corps AmeriCorps program. Position includes recruiting, communicating, placing, monitoring, mentoring, tracking, supporting, and orienting all 60 AmeriCorps members from area neighborhoods and Universities in each of the Dayton Corps component parts: the Dayton Neighborhood Corps, Opportunity Corps (working with area non-profits), and Education Corps (working with public libraries).  This new AmeriCorps program is a partnership among many entities in Dayton striving to make positive impact in the community on several community-defined priority issues.

**This position is grant funded and is for one year (until August 31, 2018).  Years 2 and 3 of the project is contingent on grant funding.

Academic Professional Position in the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in relevant field (e.g., Family Studies, Education, Prevention Science)
  • At least 6 years of experience working in higher education
  • Significant accomplishments in the field
  • Evidence of skills and accomplishments in related areas
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member as required
  • Ability to lean and disseminate detailed information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a diverse environment

Responsibilities:

  • Lead initiatives in improvement and expansion of Prevention Science courses and the Prevention Science MA and doctoral minor
  • Develop targets for assessing program effectiveness
  • Evaluate program effectiveness
  • Develop benchmarks to assess student learning
  • Adapt department policies and procedures to changes in curriculum and develop new approaches to resolve problems as they arise
  • Work independent to keep processes moving in a productive direction

Student Support, Advising, Recruitment & Retention (30%)

  • Develop a clearly articulated path from undergraduate programs to graduate programs
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of curricular options, requirements, policies, department history, to assist students in making registration choices.
  • Advocate and support resolution of student personal issues and provide referrals as appropriate.
  • Increase quality and effectiveness of programs
  • Counsel current and prospective students around timely degree progress.
  • Advise students to understand family social science to recruit students into the undergraduate program and then continue on to the Master’s programs as appropriate

Teach (30%)

  • Teach specialized or advanced courses as assigned – 1 course each semester, fall, spring, and summer.

For more information or to apply please go to  https://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs

Job Opening ID 317998
Job Posting Title Education Program Spec 3

Research Assistant Position at University of Miami

The Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami invites applicants interested in a Lab Manager/Research Assistant position beginning Summer or Fall 2017. The position will involve responsibilities including recruiting and scheduling participants for research studies, data collection (MRI and behavioral), data analysis using FSL or SPM, administrative duties, IRB management, and general management of lab operations. As the majority of these activities will be in service of data collection for an R01 investigating cognitive flexibility in autism, individuals with an interest in the neuroscience of autism are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field. The job requires exceptional organizational skills, high motivation and initiative, the ability to work with children, and the ability to interact efficiently and courteously with others. Individuals with prior experience collecting and analyzing MRI data will be given preference. The position requires a 2 year commitment. Interested applicants can send their CV, three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing their research interests and career goals to Dr. Lucina Uddin (l.uddin@miami.edu). Additional information can be found at http://www.psy.miami.edu/bccl/ and https://www.facebook.com/umiamibraindevelopment/.

Research Project Coordinator: Emotion Regulation and Cognition in Older Adults

Research Project Coordinator at Northwestern University (Start: September 1, 2017)

This full-time (37.5 hours per week over 12 months) position involves assistance with planning and implementing a research study on “Promoting Emotion Regulation to Enhance Cognitive Functioning in Older Adults” (funded by the Retirement Research Foundation) at the Life-Span Development Laboratory (Director: Dr. Claudia Haase) in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. The laboratory/research project manager will organize the Institutional Review Board submission; organize participant recruitment, screening, and scheduling of study sessions; organize measurement development; organize software programming for laboratory-based data collection (e-Prime, Biolab, Qualtrics); assist with data collection including collection of emotion regulation (i.e., physiological, self-report) and cognitive functioning data; supervise and train graduate and undergraduate research assistants to assist with data collection and physiological data processing; supervise cleaning, synthesizing, and merging of emotion, cognition, and questionnaire data; and supervise data management for the project. Effective communication with study participants and research team members and detail-oriented organization under minimal supervision are required.

Contact: Claudia Haase (claudia.haase@northwestern.edu)

Find out more about our lab here: https://haaselab.sesp.northwestern.edu

Find the complete job advertisement and apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y9jorm4m

Postdoctoral Position in Educational/Cognitive Neuroscience at Vanderbilt

The Numerical Brain Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt is looking for someone for the position below. Start date is flexible, and applications and inquiries from students graduating in spring 2018 are most welcome.

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the Numerical Brain Lab at Peabody College, Vanderbilt. The successful candidate will work with Dr. Gavin Price and a research team on an NSF funded project, using fMRI to investigate the development of symbolic number processing brain mechanisms longitudinally from kindergarten through 2nd grade. The successful candidate will play a lead role in the project, with responsibilities including participant recruitment, experimental design, data collection and analysis, and preparation of manuscripts for publication.

Ideal candidates will have a PhD in psychology or neuroscience/cognitive neuroscience and experience with fMRI data collection and analysis. Existing expertise in the field of numerical/mathematical cognition is an advantage.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience conducting fMRI research with young children.

For additional details or informal inquiries email your current CV to Gavin Price at gavin.price@vanderbilt.edu

Volunteer Research Assistant Positions

Volunteer Research Assistant Positions
Laboratory for the Treatment of Suicide-related Ideation and Behavior
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD (close to the White Flint Metro)
Beginning August 2017

Description: 

Volunteers will be primarily assigned to a randomized controlled trial evaluating the efficacy of a cognitive behavioral intervention for military psychiatric inpatients admitted for suicide-related crises. Volunteers gain exposure to military suicide prevention studies, psychotherapy research, and randomized clinical trials methodology. A position of this type can serve as professional experience in the fields of military mental health, psychology, and suicide prevention – and will strengthen a candidate’s application to graduate programs in psychology or related fields.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • transcribing audio files of cognitive behavior therapy sessions and help seeking interviews to text format
  • compiling and distributing weekly lists of suicide related abstracts
  • conducting literature reviews and writing relevant summaries
  • maintaining files relating to participant recruitment
  • organizing and compiling laboratory literature

Additional opportunities may be available for highly motivated candidates who remain beyond one semester. Opportunities also exist for recommendation letters depending on overall performance.

Requirements:

We require a minimum commitment of either (1) 16 hours a week for one semester or (2) 8 hours a week for two semesters. We prefer a year commitment. The position is unpaid, but course credit may be set up in collaboration with the volunteer’s academic institution.

Application Process:

Please send (1) a letter of interest, (2) updated resume or CV, (3) your preferred schedule (days and times, within Monday – Friday, 8AM-6PM), and (4) whether you prefer 16hrs/wk for one semester or 8hrs/wk for two semesters to Ms. Margaret Baer, Volunteer Director, at margaret.baer.ctr@usuhs.edu