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Dr. Johnna Swartz at the Brain Development, Psychopathology, and Mental Health Lab, Department of Human Ecology, the University of California, Davis (http://swartzlab.faculty.ucdavis.edu/ (Links to an external site.)) seeks to fill a full-time research assistant position at the Junior Specialist level starting in spring/summer 2017. Preferred start date is April 2017 but start date is flexible. This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal depending on grant funding.
The appointment will involve working on a study using functional MRI to examine brain markers of depression and anxiety risk in adolescents. Responsibilities of the Junior Specialist will include recruitment and scheduling of participants, running studies including behavioral and fMRI data collection, and managing and analyzing data. Responsibilities will also include coordinating undergraduate research assistants. The Junior Specialist will also be expected to be actively involved in publishable research activities, including reviewing the literature in the area of study, engaging in discussions with the research team, analyzing and interpreting research results, and helping write research reports and articles. The Junior Specialist may also prepare research presentations (e.g., poster presentations) and participate in professional societies or groups appropriate to their expertise. The Junior Specialist will be highly organized and detail-oriented and will also have strong interpersonal, communication, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. The position is ideally suited for a person who is interested in gaining research experience before applying to grad school.
Duties and responsibilities may include:
Preparation and management of online survey platforms (Qualtrics)
Running behavioral and fMRI data collection
Managing data collection, coding data, assisting with data analysis using Excel, SPSS, Matlab, and SPM
Helping to prepare research presentations and writing research articles
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Human Development or a related field.
Experience or strong interest in functional MRI research.
Ability to work evenings and weekend hours when required for data collection.
Ideal candidate will also demonstrate experience or willingness to learn basic Matlab programming and analysis of fMRI data with SPM.
To apply, please go to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01335 (Links to an external site.) and submit the required materials. The next review date for this position is December 2nd.
Two positions are open at the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team (Links to an external site.), led by Dr. Joanna Christodoulou, at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, MA. These positions will support newly funded research using neuroimaging (MRI) and behavioral tools to study reading and math skills in children.
Position #1: Project Coordinator
Site: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3028065&lang=en (Links to an external site.)
Position #2: Research Assistant*
Site: https://partners.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=3026578 (Links to an external site.)
*This position is listed as half-time but has the flexibility to be a full time position.
We welcome candidates to apply for these positions and for colleagues to distribute the invitation widely.
Researchers in the School of Nursing and Psychology at Emory University are hiring a full time research assistant for a newly funded NIH project on child health outcomes (with a focus on autism and obesity). For more information or to apply for the position, please send your CV to email@example.com.
Position Description: The Research Specialist, Lead, will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team conducting child health research in the Emory Child Study Center to investigate the role of early life exposures and child growth and development (including neurodevelopmental outcomes). The position will involve interfacing with children between the ages of 2 and 5 years of age and their mothers at the Emory Child Study Center and occasionally in their homes. The position will involve the following duties:
* Interfacing with the study PIs, Research Coordinator, and Pediatric Research Nurse on a regular basis to develop, implement, and monitor adherence to research protocols and standard operating procedures for the research study;
* Coordinating and conducting research activities related to the psychological and developmental evaluation of children between the ages of 2 and 5 years using a battery of standardized assessments in accordance with the research protocol;
* Collect, compile, and analyze data related to psychological, developmental, and behavioral assessments;
* Following up with research participants in accordance with established protocols, which may involve coordinating staffing or scheduling encounters;
* Maintain research records, which may include entering data into research data bases;
Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in education, psychology, social work or a related field. An Education Specialist degree in School Psychology or a relevant PhD. One year of directly related experience.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with toddlers and preschool children and their parents; experience administering the ADOS; experience working as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.
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