Summer paid undergraduate research opportunity

Interested in doing research this summer? Consider applying to the University of Utah’s Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)!

The purpose of SPUR is to provide undergraduate students with an intensive 10-week research experience under the mentorship of a University of Utah faculty member. Projects are available in a variety of disciplines. SPUR 2018 will begin on May 23, 2018 and end on August 3, 2018.

Program Benefits:

  • $4,000 stipend (less applicable taxes)
  • On-campus housing (optional)
  • Travel reimbursement of up to $500 (if eligible)
  • Social programming
  • Professional development events
  • Publication and presentation opportunities

For more information or to apply, visit https://our.utah.edu/spur/.

Link to Dr. Conradt’s project: https://our.utah.edu/spur/2018-projects/baby-study/

Link to SPUR student application: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/spur_student_application

Link to SPUR site: https://our.utah.edu/spur/

If you have questions, please contact Megan Shannahan, SPUR Coordinator, at megan.shannahan@utah.edu or 801-581-2478.

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Stanford University Job Opportunities: Postdoctoral Fellowships

Stanford University’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences is seeking to hire full time post-doctoral fellows for their Cognitive & Systems Neuroscience Laboratory. This lab is headed by Dr. Vinod Menon who has broad multidisciplinary expertise that spans several scientific disciplines and has published extensively on various aspects of human cognition and brain function.

Explore our lab website for more information: http://med.stanford.edu/scsnl.html.

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships in developmental cognitive neuroscience. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds to work on NIH-funded projects combining multimodal brain imaging (fMRI, MRI, DTI) with cognitive modeling and advanced computational brain network analyses in one or more of the following areas: learning and memory, numerical cognition and reading, cognitive training, and brain network development. Populations of interest include typically developing children and adults, children with learning disabilities, and individuals with autism. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies of typical and atypical neurocognitive development. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging facilities and computational resources at Stanford University. Candidates must have a PhD and research experience in cognitive neuroscience, brain development, cognitive science, psychology, or related fields. Strong computational skills and expertise in fMRI data analysis are highly desirable. Please email a CV, statement of research interests, relevant background, list of publications, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL MODELING OF BRAIN NETWORKS
Currently Available: The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and modeling. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state and task-evoked fMRI connectivity, structural HARDI-based connectivity, neurophysiological modeling of brain networks, Bayesian modeling, machine learning, and deep neural networks. Candidates must have strong computational skills and a PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, physics, biomedical engineering or related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work on multiple NIH- and Stanford-funded projects using multimodal (fMRI, optogenetic, DTI, EEG) brain imaging techniques in multiple clinical populations and normative groups. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and HPC/GPU facilities. Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and have three letters of reference sent to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at scsnl.stanford+postdoc@gmail.com

Assistant Teacher and ABA Instructor positions at Ivymount School

Ivymount School & Programs
Leading the Way in Special Education

Join Us!

  • Interested in Special Education, Psychology, Applied Behavior Analysis?
  • Over 55 years of experience serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other related developmental disabilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area
  • Highly individualized, evidence-based student programming with data driven decision making
  • Highly trained education and clinical staff

Accepting Applications Now! 

  • Entry level positions working with special needs students
  • Exceptional training and opportunities for professional growth
  • Tuition reimbursement available
  • Comprehensive benefits package

Join our professional team and make an impact in children’s lives each day.

Rockville, Maryland
www.ivymount.org/careers

National Institutes of Mental Health Intramural Research Training Award Position

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Emotion and Development Branch, Section on Mood Dysregulation and Neuroscience (SMDN), in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks qualified individuals to fill IRTA (Intramural Research Training Award) positions, with employment starting late May/early June 2018.

SMDN conducts research on the brain mechanisms and treatment of mental illness in youth. Our particular research interest involves the investigation of the brain mechanisms associated with chronic irritability in children and adolescents, and in using this brain-based knowledge to develop new treatments. These new treatments include computer-based psychological interventions and new applications of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

The full-time positions require a bachelor’s degree and a U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status (resident alien). A minimum commitment of one year is expected; however, a two-year commitment is strongly preferred. Duties and responsibilities include assistance with and participation in all aspects of the research enterprise: patient and healthy volunteer screening and recruitment; protocol implementation; data collection, entry, and analysis; and manuscript preparation. This work involves using computer statistical and graphics programs, preparing blood samples, and researching scientific literature. In addition, the position involves regular patient contact during outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and computer-based psychological treatment clinic visits. IRTAs can observe diagnostic interviews with patients and become familiar with standard psychometric procedures. IRTAs are also involved in training subjects to participate in neuroimaging and analyzing neuroimaging data.

IRTAs will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team including physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses at the nation’s largest medical research center, the NIH in Bethesda, Maryland.

Successful applicants will be awarded post-baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships, which provide opportunities for recent college graduates to spend time engaged in biomedical investigation. During their tenure in the program, post-baccalaureate fellows are also expected to initiate the application process for graduate or medical school.

Interested individuals should complete the online application found at the following website (link can be found under “Application Procedure”):

https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postbac_irta

Following completion of the online application, individuals should also forward a letter of interest and resume to:

Julia Brooks
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health and Human Services
julia.brooks@nih.gov
301-435-6647

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Postdoctoral Position: Advanced analysis of large-cohort neuroimaging data on mindfulness meditation

The Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences (MPI CBS) in Leipzig, Germany, Department of Social Neuroscience led by Prof. Dr Tania Singer in collaboration with Prof. Dr John-Dylan Haynes from the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Charité in Berlin invites applications for a Postdoctoral Position: Advanced analysis of large-cohort neuroimaging data on mindfulness meditation (Ref “PD 21/17”).

The position is offered within the interdisciplinary research teams of both the Department of Social Neuroscience, investigating the foundations of human social behaviour, and the Haynes-Lab for Theory and Analysis of Large-Scale Brain Signals at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience at the Charité in Berlin. The position will be supervised by Prof. Dr Tania Singer and Prof. Dr John-Dylan Haynes. The workplace is located in Berlin in Haus 5 on Campus Nord of Humboldt University Berlin, a satellite lab of the Social Neuroscience Department of MPI CBS in Leipzig, to facilitate the interaction between the Bernstein Center and MPI CBS.

The successful candidate will be primarily involved in the advanced analyses of fMRI data obtained during a large-scale one-year longitudinal mental training study, the ReSource Project (www.resource-project.org). The ReSource Project investigates the effects of attentional, affective, and cognitive mental training on different functional and structural brain networks, stress- and health-related markers, subjective well-being as well as attention, mind-wandering, meta-cognition, social and affective functioning and prosocial behaviour. In this project, more than 300 people underwent five measurement time points and were tested in more than 90 different measures including resting state and several task-based fMRI scans (empathy, Theory of Mind, pain, attention, and emotion regulation), as well as DTI and structural MRI assessments. The primary goal for the successful candidate will be the application of advanced fMRI analysis methods such as multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) in order to investigate training-induced plasticity of attentional, socio-affective and socio-cognitive as well as nociceptive processes, their relationship to social behaviour, health markers and other functions.

Job requirements

  • A strong background in fMRI data analysis allowing the applicant to efficiently apply advanced statistical analysis methods on large longitudinal data sets. This includes previous application of such analysis methods and proficiency of related software tools (e.g. MATLAB/Python programming). Preferably, the applicant has worked with MVPA, alternatively he or she has experience with other advanced modelling approaches (DCM, graph-theoretical network modelling), and in general has an enthusiasm to dive into new analysis methodologies.
  • Research interest in the neural basis of attention, pain, social affect and cognition as well as training-induced functional plasticity.
  • Interest in interdisciplinary collaboration with other researchers in the social neuroscience department on measures including functional fMRI tasks, behavioural paradigms (including social cognition, game theoretical paradigms, cognitive functioning etc.) and bio-psychology (including stress and immune markers, telomere length etc.).
  • The successful candidate has finished his/her PhD research and may already have held a postdoctoral position, and he/she shows evidence of high scholarly promise in the form of publications and other academic achievements.

The Max Planck Institute in Leipzig (http://www.cbs.mpg.de) offers an international research environment, with English being the language spoken in the laboratory. It provides an excellent infrastructure (e.g. a human 7T MRI scanner and three human 3T scanners, among them one of three Connectom scanners worldwide, rt-fMRI, TMS/tDCS, MEG, behavioural laboratory, access to research support staff for scanning and behavioural testing, etc.).

For further details, see http://www.cbs.mpg.de/depts/singer
and https://sites.google.com/site/hayneslab/home.

Applications (including a motivation letter, CV, list of publications, and contact names of 2–3 referees) should be sent as a single PDF file jointly to Sabrina Walter (walter@cbs.mpg.de) ccing Tania Singer (singer@cbs.mpg.de) and John-Dylan Haynes (haynes@bccn-berlin.de). Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Haus 5 on the campus of Charité Berlin.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in areas where they are underrepresented and therefore encourages applications from female candidates.

Contact
Dr Sabrina Walter (walter@cbs.mpg.de) ccing Tania Singer (singer@cbs.mpg.de) and John-Dylan Haynes (haynes@bccn-berlin.de)
Tel.: +49 341 9940-2561
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Stephanstrasse 1a, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
http://www.cbs.mpg.de/singer

Master’s program in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph’s University

Our master’s program in experimental psychology at Saint Joseph’s University is a full-time program designed to provide students with a solid grounding in the scientific study of psychology. All students in our program are assigned to a mentor and conduct an empirically based research thesis under his/her direction.

I am contacting you to let you know that we are having a virtual (online) open house on Monday, November 13th at 11:30, which your students may be interested in attending. Information on how to attend the open house can be found at:

http://sjupsych.org/ms.php

Complete details about our program are available at http://www.sjupsych.org and a brochure about our program is attached. Thank you for forwarding this information to your students.

Tenure-Track Positions in Social Psychology, University of Washington, Tacoma

The University of Washington (UW) Tacoma invites applications for one or more tenure-track Assistant Professors of Social Psychology in the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Human Sciences (SBHS) within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (SIAS). This is a full-time position with a 9- month service period. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar with training in social psychology whose research and teaching incorporate quantitative and/or qualitative research methods. Regarding the candidate’s area of specialization, we have a strong preference for research that emphasizes social justice such as prejudice, discrimination, and stereotypes in any underserved populations, and/or intergroup conflicts. We believe these research areas can involve students or the Tacoma community more broadly, in line with the mission of our urban-serving university. The position will teach undergraduate courses that contribute to the Psychology major, contribute to a new minor in Social Science Research Methods, and likely develop undergraduate curricula in social psychology. As such, the successful candidate will have a proven record of research and teaching in social psychology.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with diverse student populations including first-generation students, involve students in faculty research, and integrate effectively, high impact pedagogical techniques and technologies into teaching/learning. We seek candidates who are eager to further UW Tacoma’s goal of building a culturally diverse educational environment. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience working with diverse student populations, will be prepared to mentor and engage students, and whose research, teaching, and/or service record that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to engagement of culturally diverse audiences in higher education.

SIAS offers a range of innovative interdisciplinary majors including Psychology; Arts, Media, and Culture; Environmental Studies; Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies; Spanish Language and Cultures; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. We welcome applicants representing diverse perspectives and approaches. We value the diversity of our student and faculty body, and the diversity-related work in our curriculum, pedagogy, community outreach, and faculty research. Although the position primarily contributes to and develop curricula in social psychology, it will also support other interdisciplinary majors and the graduate program in interdisciplinary studies. The position begins September 16, 2018, and requires an earned doctorate (or foreign equivalent) at the time of appointment in psychology or a related field. Establishment of an effective and sustainable program of scholarship in the candidate’s field is required for tenure and promotion. Candidates in the final stages of their dissertation will be appointed on an acting basis.

UW Tacoma campus was founded in 1990 with an interdisciplinary approach at its foundation. It has evolved into a thriving downtown campus that serves students of a wide variety of ages and backgrounds in the South Puget Sound. Faculty have access to the resources of a major research university, including an extensive library system, but work and teach within a small campus setting. Our campus provides a unique environment for the development of creative teaching, research, and community collaborations. The campus commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty, and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal, and professional growth of our campus and the broader community. UW Tacoma has an urban-serving mission, with access as a central value. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning.

UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in the lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.

Application Instructions To apply, please submit:

  1. A letter detailing your interest in the position and outlining how your qualifications and experience match both the position’s description and the academic environment of the university. This letter should include a description of your current and planned research projects including how these plans can be implemented at a primarily undergraduate institution and your qualifications for teaching in an interdisciplinary program. Applicant statements should detail how their teaching, service, and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity
  2. Curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught
  3. Statement of your teaching philosophy
  4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  5. Peer-reviewed publication or submitted manuscript
  6. Three letters of reference

Submit all application materials through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10123. Application materials, including letters of recommendation, received via email will not be considered. Screening of applicants will begin December 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, e-mail Dr. Hyoung S. Lee, search chair, at leehs@uw.edu.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email. This information will not be shared with the search committee. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.